Taxon  Report   7300 
Salvia carduacea  Benth.
Thistle sage
Salvia carduacea
© 2002 Christopher L. Christie
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Salvia carduacea
© 2002 Christopher L. Christie
Salvia carduacea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Salvia carduacea
© 2005 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Salvia
Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Salvia carduacea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Aug 17, 2018).

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