Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1908

Forb
Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA)

Look for it in swamps, wet thickets, woodlands, seepage slopes, wet prairies, meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish
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 muticum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium muticum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-011:
Carduus muticus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Thistle


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picture of Carduus muticus, image of Cirsium muticum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cimu_001_lvd

        

picture of Carduus muticus, image of Cirsium muticum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cirsium_muticum

August        

Involucres 0.8-1.4" with sticky hairy bracts that usually don't have spines, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Thistles

picture of Carduus muticus, image of Cirsium muticum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cirsium_muticum_5

August