My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The work load increased the second year, which made the class more difficult than expected, but we all made it through.”
Kayt Racz, Communication Studies

Cirsium neomexicanum
Asteraceae

Height: Up to 6'

Leaves: 7" long and pinnately lobed. They are dark green, shiny and spiny.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to September. Lavender, tiny and tubular. They are surrounded by long spine-tipped I>bracts, or modified leaves. The outer bracts point downward.

Form/Habitat: 3,000' to 7,000'. Mesas, foothills or plains in creosote bush communities.


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