Taxon  Report   2116 
Cirsium andrewsii  (A. Gray) Jepson
Franciscan thistle
Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
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Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Cirsium andrewsii
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Cirsium andrewsii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Cirsium
Communities:
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.7 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cnicus amplifolius
TJM2: Cirsium mendocinum
More information about  Cirsium andrewsii
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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 29, 2016).

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