Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Disc: Purplish-lavender
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 pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium pumilum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-012:
Carduus pumilus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pasture Thistle