Taxon  Report   2128    
Cirsium fontinale  (Greene) Jeps.
Fountain thistle
Cirsium fontinale
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium fontinale
© 2009 Tom Cochrane
Cirsium fontinale
© 2008 Margo Bors
Cirsium fontinale, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Cirsium fontinale
© 2012 Lech Naumovich
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Cirsium fontinale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).