Calflora
Taxon  Report   2136    
Cirsium mohavense  (Greene) Petr.
Mohave thistle,  Mojave thistle
Cirsium mohavense
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium mohavense
© 2012 Lynn Robertson
Cirsium mohavense
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Cirsium mohavense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cirsium mohavense
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Cirsium
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cirsium virginense
More information about  Cirsium mohavense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CIMO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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