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Cirsium edule var. edule
edible thistle, Indian thistle, Macoun's thistle

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon.

Habitat: Forest openings and edge, meadows, roadsides, and other open areas at low to middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Cirsium edule Nutt. var. edule

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carduus macounii Greene
Cirsium edule Nutt. var. macounii (Greene) D.J. Keil [FNA19]
Cirsium hallii (A. Gray) M.E. Jones [HC]
Cirsium macounii (Greene) Petr.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cirsium edule var. edule in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cirsium edule var. edule checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Cirsium edule var. edule atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cirsium edule var. edule photos.

USDA Plants: Cirsium edule var. edule information.

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