Cirsium texanum

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Scientific Name Cirsium texanum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Texas Thistle ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) Reference
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Description Common throughout Texas in disturbed and overgrazed areas; erect plant 3-5 feet tall with almost no branches; many spines on stem; leaves are lobed with spines on tips; very showy lavender flower head 1 inch or more across. Texas Status

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