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Cirsium

Common Name(s):
Cirsium, Plume thistle
Category:
Annuals
Comment:

Prefers cool temperatures; biennial growth as an annual; not as aggressive as most thistles; may reseed; good cut flower; does best with cool summers.

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Cirsium support the following specialized beesMelissodes (Heliomelissodes) desponsusOsmia (Helicosmia) chalybea and Osmia (Helicosmia) texana.

Light:
Sun to partial shade
Color:
Rose-red, pink
Height:
2-3 ft.
Tags:
bees, cut flower, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 41

Cirsium canovirens Cirsium canovirens
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Cirsium brevistylum Cirsium brevistylum
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Cirsium arvense Cirsium arvense
David A. Hofmann, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Cirsium Cirsium
Leena Saarinen, CC BY-NC-2.0
Cirsium undulatum Cirsium undulatum
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Cirsium occidentale candidissimum Cirsium occidentale candidissimum
Matt Lavin, CC-BY-SA-2.0