Taxon  Report   2147 
Cirsium remotifolium  (Hook.) DC.
Few leaved thistle,  Fewleaf thistle
Cirsium remotifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Cirsium remotifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cirsium remotifolium
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Cirsium remotifolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cirsium remotifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cirsium acanthodontum
PLANTS: Cirsium remotifolium ssp. remotifolium
PLANTS: Cirsium remotifolium ssp. pseudocarlinoides
PLANTS: Cirsium remotifolium ssp. oregonense
PLANTS: Cirsium oreganum
PLANTS: Cirsium mendocinum
PLANTS: Cirsium callilepis
PLANTS: Cirsium callilepis var. pseudocarlinoides
PLANTS: Cirsium callilepis var. oregonense
PLANTS: Cirsium amblylepis
PLANTS: Cirsium stenolepidum
More information about  Cirsium remotifolium
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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