OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cirsium pumilum var. pumilum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-25-012:
Carduus pumilus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cirsium odoratum

 

COMMON NAME:
Pasture Thistle


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image of Cirsium pumilum, Pasture Thistle

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ciod_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cirsium pumilum var. pumilum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-25-012:
Carduus pumilus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cirsium odoratum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3382

Forb
Biennial/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Uncommon in NC, rare in SC

Habitat: Pastures, thickets, and woodlands, perhaps especially over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf margins spiny

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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