Calflora
Taxon  Report   2116    
Cirsium andrewsii  (A. Gray) Jeps.
Franciscan thistle
Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium andrewsii
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Cirsium andrewsii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Cirsium
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cnicus amplifolius
ICPN: Cirsium mendocinum
More information about  Cirsium andrewsii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CIAN2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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