Taxon  Report   2568 
Cynara cardunculus  L.
Artichoke thistle,  Cardoon
Cynara cardunculus
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Cynara cardunculus
© 2003 Michael Charters
Cynara cardunculus
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Cynara cardunculus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Cynara cardunculus
© 2003 Michael Charters
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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