Taxon  Report   2142 
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jeps.  var. compactum  Hoover
Compact cobwebby thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2005 Laura Ann Eliassen
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Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Genus: Cirsium
Parent Record Cirsium occidentale
Coastal Strand, Coastal Prairie, Chaparral, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: dunes, coastal
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 15, 2018).

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