Taxon  Report   2140    
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jeps.  var. californicum  (A. Gray) D. J. Keil & C. E. Turner
Bigelow thistle,  California thistle, Cobwebby thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2007 Matt Below
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Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2011 Steven Thorsted
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
© 2018 Marcyn Del Clements
Genus: Cirsium
Parent: Cirsium occidentale
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cirsium californicum ssp. pseudoreglense
PLANTS: Cirsium californicum var. bernardinum
PLANTS: Cirsium californicum
More information about  Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).