Taxon  Report   2119 
Cirsium brevistylum  Cronq.
Clustered thistle,  Indian thistle
Cirsium brevistylum
© 2018 Brian Charles
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Cirsium brevistylum
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Cirsium brevistylum
© 2014 Margo Bors
Cirsium brevistylum, 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 brevistylum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Cirsium
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub
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Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 21, 2018).

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