OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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 (11/30/12):
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it in pastures, thickets and woodlands, perhaps esp over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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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