Taxon  Report   2136 
Cirsium mohavense  (E. Greene) Petrak
Mohave thistle,  Mojave thistle
Cirsium mohavense
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton
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Cirsium mohavense
© 2012 Lynn Robertson
Cirsium mohavense
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Cirsium mohavense, 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 mohavense
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
Genus: Cirsium
Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Cirsium virginense
More information about  Cirsium mohavense
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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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