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Cirsium brevistylum (Clustered thistle)
Glase, Terry

Cirsium brevistylum

Cirsium brevistylum Cronquist

Clustered Thistle, Indian Thistle, Short-style Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: CIBR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblanceolate , Oblong

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: CA , ID , MT , OR , WA
Canada: BC

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: WMWW

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