Taxon  Report   2137 
Cirsium neomexicanum  A. Gray
Desert thistle,  New mexico thistle
Cirsium neomexicanum
© 2005 James M. Andre
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Cirsium neomexicanum
© 2013 Belinda Lo
Cirsium neomexicanum
© 2004 Robert Sivins
Cirsium neomexicanum, 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 neomexicanum
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Cirsium
Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Carduus inamoenus
PLANTS: Cirsium arcuum
PLANTS: Cirsium neomexicanum var. neomexicanum
PLANTS: Cirsium neomexicanum var. utahense
PLANTS: Cirsium wallowense
TJM2 + PLANTS: Cirsium utahense
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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