Taxon  Report   2136    
Cirsium mohavense  (Greene) Petr.
Mohave thistle,  Mojave thistle
Cirsium mohavense
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
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Cirsium mohavense
© 2012 Lynn Robertson
Cirsium mohavense
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Cirsium mohavense, 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 mohavense
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton
Genus: Cirsium
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cirsium virginense
More information about  Cirsium mohavense
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 16, 2019).