Taxon  Report   2115 
Cirsium andersonii  (A. Gray) Jepson
Anderson's thistle,  Rose thistle
Cirsium andersonii
© 2010 John Dittes
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Cirsium andersonii
© 2009 Keir Morse
Cirsium andersonii
© 2006 Steve Matson
Cirsium andersonii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cirsium andersonii
© 2006 Matt Below
Genus: Cirsium
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Cirsium andersonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 20, 2016).

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