Species Details

Cirsium fontinale var. fontinale

fountain thistle

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Scientific Name:
Cirsium fontinale (Greene) Jeps. var. fontinale
Common Name:
fountain thistle
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST2E161
USDA Plants Symbol: CIFOF
Synonyms/Other Names:
Fed List: FE (1995-02-03)
State List: CE (1979-07-01)
Global Rank: G2T1
State Rank:
S1
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-06-03
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: (Apr)May-Oct
Elevation:
45 - 175 meters
150 - 575 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral (openings)
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Seriously threatened by urbanization, foot traffic, dumping, road maintenance, non-native plants, and hydrological alterations. See Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 2:151-152 (1886) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 5
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 1 3 0 1 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 3
Presence:
Presumed Extant 4
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Mateo (SMT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Palo Alto (3712242), San Mateo (3712253), Woodside (3712243)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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