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Cirsium ochrocentrum (Yellowspine thistle)
Muller, Thomas L.

Cirsium ochrocentrum

Cirsium ochrocentrum A. Gray

Yellowspine thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cioc2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Purple

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Bibliography

Bibref 1207 - Earth Medicine, Earth Food (1990) Michael A. Weiner

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Cirsium ochrocentrum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cirsium ochrocentrum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cirsium ochrocentrum

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2008-05-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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