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PlantFiles: Carolina Thistle, Purple Thistle, Soft Thistle
Cirsium carolinianum

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cirsium (SIR-see-um) (Info)
Species: carolinianum (kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-um) (Info)

Synonym:Carduus carolinianus
Synonym:Cirsium flaccidum

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Category:
Biennials
Perennials

Height:
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Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive frostweed On May 28, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Carolina Thistle, Purple Thistle, Soft Thistle Cirsium carolinianum is Native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Raleigh, North Carolina
Arlington, Texas



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