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Cirsium lecontei

Cirsium lecontei Torr. & A. Gray

Le Conte's Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Carduus lecontei

USDA Symbol: CILE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-02-21
Research By: CBR

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