Taxon  Report   2151 
Cirsium vulgare  (Savi) Ten.
Bull thistle
Cirsium vulgare
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
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Cirsium vulgare
© 2008 John Dittes
Cirsium vulgare
© 2004 Steve Matson
Cirsium vulgare, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Cirsium vulgare
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Cirsium
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Carduus lanceolatus
PLANTS: Carduus vulgaris
PLANTS: Cirsium lanceolatum var. hypoleucum
PLANTS: Cirsium lanceolatum
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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 26, 2016).

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