Taxon  Report   2124    
Cirsium cymosum  (Greene) J. T. Howell
Peregrine thistle
Cirsium cymosum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Cirsium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Serpentine affinity: 3; (strong indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cirsium triacanthum
More information about  Cirsium cymosum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Dec 06, 2019).