Taxon  Report   2144 
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jeps.  var. venustum  (Greene) Jeps.
Cobwebby thistle,  Coulter's thistle, Red thistle, Venus thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. venustum
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Cirsium occidentale var. venustum
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Cirsium occidentale var. venustum
© 2010 James M. Andre
Cirsium occidentale var. venustum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Cirsium occidentale var. venustum
© 2004 David A. Tharp
Genus: Cirsium
Parent Record Cirsium occidentale
(many plant communities)
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cirsium proteanum
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 24, 2018).

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