Taxon  Report   1663    
Carthamus leucocaulos  Sibth. & Sm.
White stemmed distaff thistle,  Whitestem distaff thistle
Carthamus leucocaulos, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Carthamus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carthamus leucocaulos

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 17, 2019).