Taxon  Report   2568    
Cynara cardunculus  L.
Artichoke thistle,  Cardoon
Cynara cardunculus
© 2003 Michael Charters
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Cynara cardunculus
© 2018 Kalee Koeslag
Cynara cardunculus
© 2003 Michael Charters
Cynara cardunculus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Cynara cardunculus
© 2017 James Bailey
Genus: Cynara
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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 16, 2019).