American star-thistle, Basket-Flower, Star thistle, Shaving brush, American basket-flower Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol:CEAM2 USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: South side of Hwy 306 and 8 km east of US Hwy 281.
Habitat: Open area, among Poaceae.
Description: Annual, 60-150 tall. Phyllaries strongly imbricated. Ray flowers wanting. Disk flowers lavender to cream, 50-87 1 mm dia, deeply incised into 4-5 linear lobes.
Collector: Mary Beth White
Collection Date: Jun 1, 1993
Specimen number: 143