Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
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Read more about Coastal Tall Thistle at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle
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Keith Bradley kab_c_nuttallii_02301
April Miami-Dade County FL
Its conspicuous involucre is less than 1" tall, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_cirsium_nuttallii
Involucres subtend a mass of pale pink to nearly cream disk flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
COMPARE involucral bracts of Thistles
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins spiny
Disc: Pale pink/ Nearly cream/ Lavender
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