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Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum

Common Name(s):

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SIR-see-um hor-id-YOO-lum hor-id-YOO-lum
Description

Common Yellow Thistle is a biennial found in disturbed areas, roadsides and woodlands.

Best for meadows and natural areas.

More information on Cirsium horridulum.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#coastal FAC#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cirsium
    Species:
    horridulum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Biennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Weed
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from June to September
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from March to June.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns
    Weedy