Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1908

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA)

Look for it in swamps, wet thickets, woodlands, seepage slopes, wet prairies, meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cirsium muticum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium muticum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-011:
Carduus muticus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Thistle