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Cirsium occidentale var. californicum - California thistle

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Cirsium occidentale var. californicum Lifeform:
Perennial herb
Family:
Asteraceae
Elevation:
0 - 7000 feet
2007 Matt Below

Parent species:
Cirsium occidentale

Plant Communities:
Coastal Sage Scrub
Southern Oak Woodland
Foothill Woodland
Chaparral
Yellow Pine Forest

Synonyms:
Cirsium californicum ssp. pseudoreglense
Cirsium californicum var. bernardinum
Cirsium californicum

Distribution

Counties:
Alameda
Amador
Calaveras
Contra Costa
El Dorado
Fresno
Kern
Los Angeles
Madera
Mendocino
Monterey
Mariposa
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Riverside
Santa Barbara
San Bernardino
Santa Clara
San Diego
San Luis Obispo
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura

Jepson Bioregions:
Sierra Nevada Foothills
High Sierra Nevada
Tehachapi Mtns
South Coast Ranges
South Coast
Channel Islands
Transverse Ranges
Peninsular Ranges