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Cirsium andersonii

Cirsium andersonii (A. Gray) Petr.

Rose Thistle, Andersonís Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CIAN

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: No ray florets present, only disc florets.

Distribution

USA: CA , NV , OR

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-12-11
Research By: CBR

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