Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2554

Forb
Biennial/Possibly perennial

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

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in sandhills, other dry sandy habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium repandum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-010:
Carduus repandus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Thistle


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picture of Carduus repandus, image of Cirsium repandum

JK Marlow    jkm080713_084

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

picture of Carduus repandus, image of Cirsium repandum

JK Marlow    jkm080713_088

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Nutlets smooth; pappus whitish, 2-3 cm long, plumose [feathery], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Carduus repandus, image of Cirsium repandum

JK Marlow    jkm080713_091

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

picture of Carduus repandus, image of Cirsium repandum

JK Marlow    jkm080713_128

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Leaves are spreading, narrow, thorny, sessile, and crowded along the stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Carduus repandus, image of Cirsium repandum

JK Marlow    jkm080713_129

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

"Repandum" means "with slightly wavy margin" referring to leaf margins, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Carduus repandus, image of Cirsium repandum

Tim Spira    tps_crepandum

Month Unknown        

Heads 1-5, rarely more, corymbose. Involucres 2.5-3.3cm long, arachnose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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