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Cirsium canescens Nutt.
Synonym(s): Carduus undulatus var. canescens, Cirsium nebraskense, Cirsium nelsonii, Cirsium plattense
USDA Symbol: CICA11
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Cirsium canescens, a yellow thistle, has leaves that are white and velvety beneath and grayish above, with leaf bases extending wing-like down the stem. It is often found on overgrazed western pastures.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-08
Research By: TWC Staff