Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense, Chorro Creek bog thistle.
Nodding heads of Chorro Creek bog thistle. Photo courtesy of California Native Plant Society, 1984.

Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense, Chorro Creek bog thistle.
An imposing specimen of Chorro Creek bog thistle in its wetland habitat, Los Padres National Forest. Photo courtesy of California Native Plant Society, 1984.

Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense, Chorro Creek bog thistle range map.
Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense range map.

Cirsium fontinale var. obispoense, Chorro Creek bog thistle

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

  • Habitat destruction and degradation due to development
  • Proposed water diversions
  • Narrow habitat specificity (restricted to seeps and springs in serpentine-derived soils)
  • Road right-of-way maintenance
  • Excessive trampling by cattle

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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