CPC Plant Profile: Mt. Hamilton Thistle
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Mt. Hamilton Thistle (Cirsium fontinale var. campylon)

Description
  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 144460
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

herbaceous perennial of the aster family

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Updates
  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 12 accessions of Cirsium fontinale var. campylon in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 20911 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Cirsium fontinale var. campylon
Authority H.K. Sharsmith
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 948
ITIS 531190
USDA
Common Names Mt. Hamilton Thistle
Associated Scientific Names Cirsium fontinale var. campylon
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Habitat

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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