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California Thistle
Cirsium occidentale var. californicum


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Coulterís thistle, cobweb thistle, Bigelow thistle.
Generic common name: THISTLE.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, June 2004.

Characteristics: Native, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.

Members of this group tend to coexist and intergrade..
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Some so pale as to be essentially white













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