Taxon  Report   2141 
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jepson  var. candidissimum  (E. Greene) J.F. Macbr.
Snowy thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum
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Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum, 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 occidentale var. candidissimum
© 2002 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Cirsium
Parent Record Cirsium occidentale
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cirsium candidissimum
PLANTS: Cirsium pastoris
More information about  Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum
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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 27, 2017).

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