Name

Thistle (Venus)

Latin

Cirsium occidentale

Secret Meaning

Austerity, Intrusion

Alternative Names:

Cobweb Thistle

Facts & Folkore:

The plant is widespread and fairly common across most of California: in its mountain ranges, valleys, and the Mojave Desert; and in the western Great Basin region in western Nevada, southern Oregon, and southwestern Idaho.</span></span></p><p style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-size:21px;"><span style="font-family:brandon-grot-w01-light,sans-serif;"><span class="wixGuard">​</span></span></span></p><p style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-size:21px;"><span style="font-family:brandon-grot-w01-light,sans-serif;">Unlike many introduced exotic thistles, this native species is not considered a troublesome weed!

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