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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Texas Thistle   Cirsium texanum    
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

Also known as:
Southern Thistle

Slides: (click for larger view)


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.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, October

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