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Cirsium cymosum

Cirsium cymosum (Greene) J.T. Howell

Peregrine Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Cirsium triacanthum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Linear , Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Leaf Margin: Pinnatifid
Inflorescence: Head

Bloom Information

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



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


Record Modified: 2010-07-15
Research By: WMWW

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