Taxon  Report   5916 
Onopordum acanthium  L.  ssp. acanthium 
Scottish thistle
Onopordum acanthium ssp. acanthium
© 2001 CDFA
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Onopordum acanthium ssp. acanthium
© 2001 CDFA
Onopordum acanthium ssp. acanthium
© 2001 CDFA
Onopordum acanthium ssp. acanthium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Onopordum acanthium ssp. acanthium
© 2007 Karel Castro-Morales
Genus: Onopordum
Parent Record Onopordum acanthium
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Accepted by JEF + JM93
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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: Jul 19, 2018).

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