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Cirsium remotifolium
few-leaf thistle, Pacific fringed thistle, remote-leaved thistle, weak thistle

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Washington to California.

Habitat: Meadows, stream banks, open for, brushy slopes, from low to middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Biennial, Perennial

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)


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Accepted Name:
Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC.
Publication: Prodr. 6: 655. 1838.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carduus remotifolius Hook.
Cirsium callilepis (Greene) Jeps. [HC]
Cirsium callilepis (Greene) Jeps. var. oregonense (Petr.) J.T. Howell [HC]
Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. ssp. remotifolium
Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. var. odontolepis Petr. [FNA19]
Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. var. remotifolium [FNA19]
Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. var. rivulare Jeps. [FNA19]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cirsium remotifolium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cirsium remotifolium checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Cirsium remotifolium atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cirsium remotifolium photos.

USDA Plants: Cirsium remotifolium information.

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