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Cirsium peckii (Steen mountain thistle)
Reveal, James L.

Cirsium peckii

Cirsium peckii L.F. Hend.

Steen Mountain Thistle, Ghost Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: CIPE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous , Villose
Inflorescence: Head
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Oregon

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun

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


Record Modified: 2019-12-20
Research By: WMWW

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