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Elk Thistle

Cirsium foliosum (Hook.) DC.

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Cirsium foliosum (Elk Thistle) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Alaska, The Contiguous United States, and Canada. They have simple, broad leaves, white flowers, and achenes. Individuals can grow to 4 feet.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Elk Thistle. View this species on GBIF