Taxon  Report   11583    
Cynara cardunculus  L.  ssp. cardunculus 
Cynara cardunculus ssp. cardunculus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Cynara cardunculus ssp. cardunculus
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Cynara cardunculus ssp. cardunculus
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Cynara cardunculus ssp. cardunculus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Cynara cardunculus ssp. cardunculus
© 2016 Michele Hammond
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cynara scolymus
More information about  Cynara cardunculus ssp. cardunculus
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: Oct 23, 2018).

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