General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 12 inches to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Prickly
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Seeds attractive to small finches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Rose
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant

Common names
  • Thistle

  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 22, 2020 4:27 PM concerning plant:
    The genus name Cirsium comes from the Greek word kirsos (which means "a swollen vein"), for which Thistles (kirsion), were a reputed remedy.

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