Cirsium pumilum

A native biennial, or monocarpic perennial, that is a favorite of many pollinators. A patch can be quite showy when in bloom. Shorter than many non-native thistles (11-39") and the seeds and fluff are loved by birds.

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Seedling

still small at one year
Still small at nearly 1 year. A true biennial, it will grow significantly, flower, and self-sow in the 2nd year.
R. Parker

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
pasture thistle
Type: 
Native
Herbaceous Plants - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Sun
Attracts butterflies

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