Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bull Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium vulgare
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium vulgare
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus lanceolatus 179-25-001

Involucres 1.0"-1.5" tall, bracts all have distinct yellowish spines, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


range map need picture of flower of Cirsium lecontei, LeConte's Thistle
Common Name: LeConte's Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium lecontei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium lecontei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus lecontei 179-25-002

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Yellow Thistle, Purple Thistle, Bristle Thistle, Horrid Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus spinosissimus 179-25-003

Yellow Thistle is a robust plant w large purple heads frequently > 2" across, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus discolor 179-25-005

Uppermost leaves just below the head, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium altissimum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium altissimum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus altissimus 179-25-006

Involucres have the middle and outer bracts tipped with a spine, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon Common Name: Virginia Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus virginianus 179-25-007

Corollas purple, 21-26 mm, throats noticeably wider than tubes, per Flora of North America.


camera icon Common Name: Carolina Thistle, Spring Thistle, Soft Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium carolinianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium carolinianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus carolinianus 179-25-008

Corollas pink-purple (white), throats noticeably wider than tubes, per Flora of North America.


camera icon Common Name: Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium nuttallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium nuttallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus nuttallii 179-25-009

Involucres subtend a mass of pale pink to nearly cream disk flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sandhill Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium repandum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium repandum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus repandus 179-25-010

Heads 1-5, rarely more, corymbose. Involucres 2.5-3.3cm long, arachnose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium muticum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium muticum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus muticus 179-25-011


range map need picture of flower of Cirsium pumilum, Pasture Thistle
Common Name: Pasture Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium pumilum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium pumilum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus pumilus 179-25-012

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


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Thistle, Field Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus arvensis 179-25-013

Numerous small heads (0.5"-0.75") in a branched inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Thistle, Musk Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carduus nutans
(?) PLANTS National Database: Carduus nutans

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999) Carduus nutans ssp. macrolepis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus nutans 179-25-014

Heads ~ 2" wide, usually nodding, solitary at the ends of very long stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Plumeless Thistle, Spiny Plumeless-thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Carduus acanthoides
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus acanthoides 179-25-015

Flower heads short-pedunculate and erect in flower, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


range map need picture of flower of Silybum marianum, Blessed Milk-thistle, Blessed-thistle
camera icon Common Name: Blessed Milk-thistle, Blessed-thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Silybum marianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silybum marianum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Mariana mariana

(?) INVALID NAME Carduus marianus


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