Calflora
Taxon  Report   11255    
Cirsium scariosum  Nutt.  var. loncholepis  (Petr.) D.J. Keil
La graciosa thistle
Cirsium scariosum var. loncholepis
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium scariosum var. loncholepis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Cirsium loncholepis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Threatened and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cirsium scariosum var. loncholepis
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Communities: Coastal Strand, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: brackish-marsh, dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Cirsium loncholepis
More information about  Cirsium scariosum var. loncholepis
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

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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