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, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.

Bloom Period
Genus: Cirsium
Parent: Cirsium occidentale
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest

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
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: Feb 22, 2019).