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Cirsium nuttallii (Nuttall's thistle)
Cressler, Alan

Cirsium nuttallii

Cirsium nuttallii DC.

Nuttall's Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Carduus nuttallii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: From about 8 inches to about 11 feet in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


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

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2015-05-28
Research By: JAM

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