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Cirsium occidentale var. compactum; Compact Cobwebby Thistle   

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Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
Compact Cobwebby Thistle
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0617 0869 (2017-06-13)

Copyright © 2017 Aaron Schusteff

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  • date of photo  Apr 20, 2015
  • location   Arroyo de la Cruz (San Luis Obispo County, California, US)
  • family Asteraceae
  • notes   Detail of flower heads of Cirsium occidentale var. compactum, growing on coastal prairie atop ocean bluffs. Both the low-growing native thistle taxa Cirsium quercetorum and Cirsium occidentale var. compactum are vouchered from here...but the densely cobwebby heads, rich red flowers, and thickly-woolly upper sides of the leaves mark this clearly as the latter.
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Compact Cobwebby Thistle (photographer)
  • Look for Jepson Manual treatments, maps (University & Jepson Herbaria)
  • View Calflora record for Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
  • View all photos in CalPhotos of Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
  • Check Google Images for Cirsium occidentale var. compactum

  • The photographer's identification Cirsium occidentale var. compactum has not been reviewed. Click here to review or comment on the identification.

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