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Plant Details

Cirsium virginianum [= Cirsium revolutum]

Virginia Thistle

Scientific Name:

Cirsium virginianum [= Cirsium revolutum]

Common Name:

Virginia Thistle

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Lavender, Blue

Size in Feet:

2

Light:

Full-sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hygric(*)

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Moist to fairly dry pine savannas, bogs.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Attracts bees and flies.

Plant

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Tom Harville
Columbus County
Oct '08

Bloom

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Tom Harville

Leaves

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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