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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