Cirsium foliosum (Hook.) DC.
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
SynonymsCarduus foliosus Hook.
DescriptionStem fleshy, simple, more or less arachnoid-villous, from taproot; heads few, sessile; lower leaves lanceolate-linear, subentire to pinnatifid, with weak, yellow spines, light green and arachnoid-pubescent above, tomentose beneath; upper leaves linear, exceeding heads; involucrum glabrous; outer involucral bracts ovate, with weak spine, the inner elongate, spineless; flowers pale.
EcologyMeadows. Described from the Rocky Mountains.
Circumpolar map gives range of C. foliosum in a broad sense, including C. Drum- mondsii Torr. & Gray and C. minganense Vict.
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.