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Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC.
fewleaf thistle

General Information
Symbol: CIRE
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
CIAC Cirsium acanthodontum S.F. Blake
CIAM2 Cirsium amblylepis Petr.
CICA4 Cirsium callilepis (Greene) Jeps.
CICAO Cirsium callilepis (Greene) Jeps. var. oregonense (Petr.) J.T. Howell
CICAP Cirsium callilepis (Greene) Jeps. var. pseudocarlinoides (Petr.) J.T. Howell
CIME5 Cirsium mendocinum Petr.
CIOR2 Cirsium oreganum Piper
CIREO2 Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. subsp. oregonense Petr.
CIREP Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. subsp. pseudocarlinoides Petr.
CIRER3 Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. subsp. remotifolium
CIREO Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. var. odontolepis Petr.
CIRER2 Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. var. rivulare Jeps.
CIST2 Cirsium stenolepidum Nutt.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Cirsium Mill. – thistle
Species Cirsium remotifolium (Hook.) DC. – fewleaf thistle

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
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Description of Values

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