OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bull Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium vulgare   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium vulgare   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus lanceolatus 179-25-001   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Meadows, pastures, and disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont) (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: LeConte's Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium lecontei   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium lecontei   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus lecontei 179-25-002   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, bogs

Rare (historically in GA, but not recently seen)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Yellow Thistle, Purple Thistle, Bristle Thistle, Horrid Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus spinosissimus 179-25-003   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Roadsides, woodlands, pine savannas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium discolor   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium discolor   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus discolor 179-25-005   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Pastures, woodlands, thickets

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium altissimum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium altissimum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus altissimus 179-25-006   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Pastures, woodlands, thickets

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium virginianum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium virginianum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus virginianus 179-25-007   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Moist to fairly dry pine savannas, bogs

Uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Thistle, Spring Thistle, Soft Thistle, Prairie Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium carolinianum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium carolinianum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus carolinianus 179-25-008   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Prairies, open woodlands over mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium nuttallii   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium nuttallii   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus nuttallii 179-25-009   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine savannas, roadsides, pastures, wet hammocks, dry hammocks, prairies

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sandhill Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium repandum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium repandum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus repandus 179-25-010   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Sandhills, other dry sandy habitats

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium muticum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium muticum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus muticus 179-25-011   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Swamps, wet thickets, woodlands, seepage slopes, wet prairies, meadows

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Pasture Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus pumilus 179-25-012   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Pastures, thickets, and woodlands, perhaps especially over mafic rocks

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Thistle, Field Thistle

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cirsium arvense   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium arvense   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus arvensis 179-25-013   FAMILY: Asteraceae__

 

Habitat: Pastures, disturbed areas

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare or waifs elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: Europe

 


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