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Cirisium occidentale var. occidentale

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Species Name: Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale
Common Name: Cobweb Thistle

Beautiful flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Magenta blooms are surrounded by delicate white webbing- careful though, leaves and blooms are quite prickly.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Biennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Upright, stout
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Magenta
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central and Southern California
Natural Habitat: Grassland, coastal dunes, oak woodland, scrub below 700'

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