Cirsium edule Nutt.
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
SynonymsCarduus edulis (Nutt.) Greene., Cnicus edulis (Nutt.) Gray
DescriptionStem arachnoid-villous, from taproot; leaves more or less pinnatifid to coarsely toothed, green and sparsely arachnoid-villous on both surfaces, moderately spiny; heads single, or in small clusters, more or less arachnoid-villous; outer involucral bracts gradually tapering to short spine, the inner spineless; corollas purple; style exserted 3-8 mm beyond corolla lobes.
EcologyWet meadows, woods. Described from Chilliwack Valley, British Columbia.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.