Cirsium flodmanii
(Flodman's Thistle)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Flodman's Thistle
    Synonyms: Cirsium oblanceolatum
    Zones: 3 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - August
    Status: Native

Cirsium flodmanii, or Flodman's Thistle, is native to the Central Plains, as well as the eastern Great Lakes area. It is a monocarpic perennial, that grows in prairies, fields, along roadsides and railroads. It blooms in mid summer with striking purple flowers.

More information will be posted later on distinguishing this species from others.

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