Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: This plant self seeds.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets


Photo gallery:
Location: My yard in Arlington, Texas.Date: Summer 2010Butterflies love to nectar on this flower.
By frostweed
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Location: OSGray Natural Area.Date: Summer 2011The partially open flower is very interesting.
By frostweed
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: Feb 18, 2008 4:20 PMNot yet bolting
By dave
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Amazing photo! by csandt Apr 18, 2017 7:58 PM 1
Texas Wildflowers by jmorth Jun 23, 2016 8:43 PM 132

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