Cirsium drummondii Torr. & A. Gray
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Cirsium coccinatum
USDA Symbol: CIDR2
The species name of this plant is named for Thomas Drummond, (ca. 1790-1835), naturalist, born in Scotland, around 1790. In 1830 he made a trip to America to collect specimens from the western and southern United States. In March, 1833, he arrived at Velasco, Texas to begin his collecting work in that area. He spent twenty-one months working the area between Galveston Island and the Edwards Plateau, especially along the Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. His collections were the first made in Texas that were extensively distributed among the museums and scientific institutions of the world. He collected 750 species of plants and 150 specimens of birds. Drummond had hoped to make a complete botanical survey of Texas, but he died in Havana, Cuba, in 1835, while making a collecting tour of that island.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblanceolate , Oblong
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , SD , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , SK
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cirsium drummondii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cirsium drummondii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cirsium drummondii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-07-16
Research By: TWC Staff