Taxon  Report   11527    
Cirsium canescens  Nutt.
Prairie thistle
Cirsium canescens
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
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Cirsium canescens, 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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Cirsium canescens
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Cirsium
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carduus undulatus var. canescens
PLANTS: Cirsium nebraskense
PLANTS: Cirsium nelsonii
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More information about  Cirsium canescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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 20, 2019).