Taxon  Report   2140 
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jepson  var. californicum  (A. Gray) Keil & Turner
Bigelow thistle,  California thistle, Cobwebby thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
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Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2004 Tom Greer
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2011 Steven Thorsted
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2007 Matt Below
Genus: Cirsium
Parent Record Cirsium occidentale
Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cirsium californicum ssp. pseudoreglense
PLANTS: Cirsium californicum var. bernardinum
PLANTS: Cirsium californicum
More information about  Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
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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 24, 2016).

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