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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cirsium nuttallii   FAMILY Asteraceae__


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium nuttallii   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-25-009:
Carduus nuttallii   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle


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image of Cirsium nuttallii, Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle

Keith Bradley    kab_c_nuttallii_02301

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Its conspicuous involucre is less than 1" tall, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Cirsium nuttallii, Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle

John B. Nelson    jbn_4704986612_f59f04f16d

June        

image of Cirsium nuttallii, Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cirsium_nuttallii

July        

Involucres subtend a mass of pale pink to nearly cream disk flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Thistles

image of Cirsium nuttallii, Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cirsium_nuttallii_3

July        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cirsium nuttallii   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium nuttallii   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-25-009:
Carduus nuttallii   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

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3132

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pine savannas, roadsides, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

map
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins spiny

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Disc: Pale pink/ Nearly cream/ Lavender
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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