Taxon  Report   7353 
Saussurea americana  D. Eaton
American saw wort
Saussurea americana
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Saussurea americana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Saussurea americana
© 2003 Norman Jensen
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Saussurea
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Saussurea americana
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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 09, 2016).

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