Taxon  Report   2115    
Cirsium andersonii  (A. Gray) Petr.
Anderson's thistle,  Rose thistle
Cirsium andersonii
© 2006 Matt Below
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium andersonii
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Cirsium andersonii
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Cirsium andersonii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cirsium andersonii
© 2016 Ken Lunders
Genus: Cirsium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Cirsium andersonii
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).