Taxon  Report   2116    
Cirsium andrewsii  (A. Gray) Jeps.
Franciscan thistle
Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
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Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Cirsium andrewsii
© 2011 Thomas Reyes
Cirsium andrewsii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cirsium andrewsii
© 2013 undefined
Genus: Cirsium
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cnicus amplifolius
ICPN: Cirsium mendocinum
More information about  Cirsium andrewsii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).