Taxon  Report   2142    
Cirsium occidentale  (Nutt.) Jeps.  var. compactum  Hoover
Compact cobwebby thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2016 Talila Golan
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2005 Laura Ann Eliassen
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
© 2012 John Sayers
Genus: Cirsium
Parent: Cirsium occidentale
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Prairie, Chaparral, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: dunes, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
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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website references from Google

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 16, 2019).