Cirsium kamtschaticum Ledeb.
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
SynonymsCnicus kamtschaticus (Ledeb.) Maxim.
DescriptionStem tall, coarse, brownish-pubescent, especially above, from coarse, horizontal, woody caudex; leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate in outline, nearly glabrous above, pubescent on nerves below, deeply pinnatifid into broad lobes, armed with weak prickles; heads large, 1-3, nodding in age, floccose-pubescent; involucral bracts linear, ending in weak spines, the outer shorter than the inner; flowers purplish, soon turning brown; pappus brown.
EcologyMeadows. Described from Kamchatka.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of var. Weyrichii (Maxim.) Herder (C. Weyrichii Maxim.) and subsp. pectinéllum (Gray) Kitamura (C. pectinellum Gray); the two ranges are about the same.
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.