Taxon  Report   2126 
Cirsium douglasii  DC.  var. breweri  (A. Gray) Keil & C. Turner
Brewer's swamp thistle,  Douglas' thistle
Cirsium douglasii var. breweri
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Cirsium douglasii var. breweri
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Cirsium douglasii var. breweri
© 2011 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Cirsium douglasii var. breweri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Cirsium douglasii var. breweri
© 2010 John Dittes
Genus: Cirsium
Parent Record Cirsium douglasii
Coastal Prairie, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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PLANTS: Cirsium breweri var. lanosissimum
PLANTS: Cirsium breweri
PLANTS: Cirsium douglasii var. canescens
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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: Feb 20, 2018).

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