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Cirsium hillii (Hill's thistle)
Smith, R.W.

Cirsium hillii

Cirsium hillii (Canby) Fernald

Hill's Thistle, Hollow-rooted Thistle, Prairie Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Cirsium pumilum ssp. hillii, Cirsium pumilum var. hillii


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: IA , IL , IN , MI , MN , PA , WI
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

Value to Beneficial Insects

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


Record Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: JAM

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