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Cirsium pitcheri (Torr. ex Eaton) Torr. & A. Gray
Sand dune thistle
USDA Symbol: CIPI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Federally-listed as threatened. Listed endangered by Canadian Species At Risk Act (SARA).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
, WI Canada: ON Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Painted Lady
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Native plants of dune erosion control in Michigan
May 30, 2008
We care for Lake Michigan dune near our home in New Buffalo and would like to provide erosion control with native species that will also enhance the beauty of the dune with long lasting flowers. The ...
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered StatusUSFWS Species Profile: Q276Status:
| Threatened Historic Range:|
U.S.A. (IL, IN, MI, WI), Canada (Ont.)Critical Habitat:
N/AThis information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System
Record Last Modified: 2012-10-11
Research By: TWC Staff