Taxon  Report   11538 
Cirsium scariosum  Nutt.  var. scariosum 
Elk thistle
Cirsium scariosum var. scariosum
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Cirsium scariosum var. scariosum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Cirsium scariosum var. scariosum
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Genus: Cirsium
Parent Record Cirsium scariosum
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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