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Cirsium Vulgare

Botanical Name:

Cirsium vulgare

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Wildflower

Lifespan

Biennial

Flower

Each flower head contains numerous disc florets. Each disk floret is long and tubular and becomes divided into 5 long thread-like lobes giving it a hair-like appearance. The 1.5-2 inch flowers are pinkish-purple and occur solitary or in groups of 2-3. The bracts are stiff and rigid and have yellow-tipped spines. Blooms mid to late summer

Fruit

Achenes with large tufts of white hair.

Benefits
Attracts

Pollinators

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Cirsium

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