Taxon  Report   2119    
Cirsium brevistylum  Cronq.
Clustered thistle,  Indian thistle
Cirsium brevistylum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Cirsium brevistylum
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Cirsium brevistylum
© 2014 Margo Bors
Cirsium brevistylum, 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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Cirsium brevistylum
© 2018 Brian Charles
Genus: Cirsium
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Cirsium brevistylum
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 17, 2019).