Taxon  Report   2139    
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jeps.
Cobweb thistle,  Western thistle
Cirsium occidentale
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium occidentale
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Cirsium occidentale
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Cirsium occidentale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

Interactive Distribution Map

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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cirsium occidentale
© 2006 Steve Matson
Communities: Coastal Strand

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Cirsium occidentale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 21, 2019).