Calflora
Taxon  Report   2150    
Cirsium undulatum  (Nutt.) Spreng.
Wavy leaved thistle,  Wavyleaf thistle
Cirsium undulatum
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium undulatum
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Cirsium undulatum
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Cirsium undulatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Cirsium undulatum
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Cirsium
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cirsium undulatum var. undulatum
More information about  Cirsium undulatum
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CIUN)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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