Calflora
Taxon  Report   2149    
Cirsium scariosum  Nutt.
Dwarf thistle,  Elk thistle
Cirsium scariosum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Southern Oak Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carduus americanus
PLANTS: Cirsium erosum
PLANTS: Cirsium kelseyi
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More information about  Cirsium scariosum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CISC2)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2020).