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Franciscan thistle
Cirsium andrewsii
Franciscan thistle Aster Family
Cirsium andrewsii Asteraceae
common name
  Franciscan thistle
accepted scientific name
  Cirsium andrewsii (A. Gray) Jeps.
rules for finding collection records
  Cirsium andrewsii (47)
family name
Image Author: ©2013 Robert Sikora
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is 0.8 to 2.4 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 3rd week of April thru 1st week of October

How Likely at this Location (10%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
Links to Plant Photos
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Wikimedia Commons (1)
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