Taxon  Report   2147    
Cirsium remotifolium  (Hook.) DC.
Few leaved thistle,  Fewleaf thistle
Cirsium remotifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium remotifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
Cirsium remotifolium
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Cirsium remotifolium, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cirsium remotifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cirsium acanthodontum
PLANTS: Cirsium remotifolium ssp. remotifolium
PLANTS: Cirsium remotifolium ssp. pseudocarlinoides
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More information about  Cirsium remotifolium
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 22, 2019).