Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it on roadsides, woodlands, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Disc: Purplish-red (yellowish in the Coastal Plain)
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 horridulum var. horridulum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-003:
Carduus spinosissimus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Yellow Thistle, Purple Thistle