Taxon  Report   2139 
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jepson
Cobweb thistle,  Western thistle
Cirsium occidentale
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Cirsium occidentale
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Cirsium occidentale
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Cirsium occidentale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Cirsium occidentale
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Coastal Strand
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
Distribution by County 

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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Cirsium occidentale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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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