New Mexico Thistle

New Mexico Thistle New Mexico Thistle
Latin: Cirsium neomexicanum

Family:Composite or Sunflower (Compositae)

Size: To 2 in.

Date: 5/03/2001

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Notes: Pink-purple flowerhead of tiny tubular disk flowers surrounded by long spine-tipped bracts. Spiny stems. 17 species of Cirsium in Arizona.

This plant is found on the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Working Check list of flora.