Taxon  Report   10816    
Cirsium scariosum  Nutt.  var. congdonii  (R. J. Moore & Frankton) D. J. Keil
Elk thistle
Cirsium scariosum var. congdonii
© 2010 Charles Patterson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium scariosum var. congdonii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Cirsium scariosum var. congdonii
© 1982 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Cirsium
Parent: Cirsium scariosum
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cirsium tioganum
ICPN: Cirsium congdonii
More information about  Cirsium scariosum var. congdonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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website references from Google

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: Nov 20, 2018).

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