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Digital Herbaria

Cirsium texanum

Cirsium texanum Buckley

Texas Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Symbol: CITE2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Cirsium texanum

Southern Thistle


Location: 50 m E of Swimming Pool--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Large colony of scattered plants. Among Poaceae & other herbs in a glade.

Description: Erect, single-stalk, 55 cm tall, biennial from deep taproot w/ring of fiberous roots near surface. Leaves oblanceolate, auricled/clasping, sharply pinnately lobed, these w/spiney, irregular teeth. Involucre ebracteate, 3 x 2 cm in flower, expanding in fruit, broader than tall. Disk Pink-lavender.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 4, 1994
Specimen number: 585

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0872
Accession Date: Aug 23, 1994
Accession Number: 66

Annotations: SCFRB (In flower & fruit)

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