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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in pastures, woodlands, thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple: Lobed, unlobed and/or dissected
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-lavender
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 altissimum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium altissimum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-006:
Carduus altissimus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Thistle