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Eaton's Thistle - Cirsium eatonii
Other Names:  Cirsium tweedyi


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Taprooted perennial, often from a branched caudex. Stems erect, often unbranched, 10–70 cm. Herbage glabrate to arachnoid. Leaves short-petiolate; blade linear-lanceolate, 10–30 cm long with 10 to 20 pairs of shallow, closely-spaced lobes. Inflorescence capitate or spike-like with few, nearly sessile heads. Involucres broadly campanulate, 2–3 cm high, enclosed by uppermost leaves that obscure the phyllaries; phyllaries arachnoid especially on the margins, subequal in 4 to 5 series, green, linear-lanceolate; outer with spine-tips 7–10 mm long; inner acuminate. Disk corollas white, 17–23 mm long. Achenes 5–7 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety murdockii S.L. Welsh

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
OR to MT south to NV, UT and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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