- Common Name(s):
- Marsh thistle, Swamp thistle
Basal leaves form during the first year, followed by flowering plant in the second year.
- Summer into fall
- 2-8 ft.
- Rosette of long-stalked, deeply incised leaves up to 16 inches long; alternate; pinnately cut into broad prickly segments; webby beneath
- Rose-purple, clustered flower heads 1.25-2 inches wide; hollow flowering stem; sticky bracts are not tipped with spines
- Swamps, wet woods, thickets; sandy soil
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2526