Taxon  Report   11527 
Cirsium canescens  Nutt.
Prairie thistle
Cirsium canescens
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Cirsium canescens, 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 canescens
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Cirsium
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Carduus undulatus var. canescens
PLANTS: Cirsium nebraskense
PLANTS: Cirsium nelsonii
PLANTS: Cirsium plattense
More information about  Cirsium canescens
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: Feb 10, 2016).

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