Taxon  Report   2142 
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jepson  var. compactum  Hoover
compact cobwebby thistle

Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2005 Laura Ann Eliassen
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum, 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 occidentale var. compactum
© 2005 Laura Ann Eliassen
Genus: Cirsium
Parent Record Cirsium occidentale.
Coastal Strand, Coastal Prairie, Chaparral, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Distribution by County 

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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 09, 2015).

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