Cirsium occidentale var. californicum
Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Other common names: Coulterís thistle, cobweb thistle, Bigelow thistle.
Generic common name: THISTLE.
Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail, chaparral, June 2004.
Characteristics: Native, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring.
Members of this group tend to coexist and intergrade..