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Cirsium pumilum (Pasture thistle)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Cirsium pumilum

Cirsium pumilum Spreng.

Pasture Thistle

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Carduus pumilus, Cirsium odoratum

USDA Symbol: CIPU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Leaf Base: Cuneate

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , DC , DE , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , VA , VT , WV

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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