Taxon  Report   1664 
Carthamus tinctorius  L.
Carthamus tinctorius
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
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Carthamus tinctorius
© 2012 Richard Spellenberg
Carthamus tinctorius
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Carthamus tinctorius, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Carthamus tinctorius
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Genus: Carthamus
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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