Texas Thistle Cirsium texanum
Sunflower family — Asteraceae
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Texas thistle is a familiar plant that grows in pastures and on roadsides throughout the state except the Panhandle and the Pineywoods. Young growth of this thistle is edible raw or cooked.
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Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, October
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