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Carduus muticus

Common Name(s):
Swamp thistle, Thistle
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Season:
Spring, summer, fall
Height:
1.5-6.5 ft.
Foliage:
Deeply lobed, elliptic to lanceolate leaves; tomentose below
Flower:
Pink, deep lavender, or white flowers; bracts are tomentose without spines
Site:
Prefers moist soil; sun to partial shade; wet meadows, swamps, bogs, moist woods
Life Cycle:
Biennial or perennial
Tags:
sun, summer, fall, white, purple, wildflower, perennial, lavender, partial shade, spring

NCCES plant id: 2512

Carduus muticus Carduus muticus