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New Mexico Thistle, Desert Thistle
1,500 - 6,500 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Cirsium neomexicanum is in the Sunflower family. It has only disc flowers which are pink. Mojave National Preserve | April 2014
Cirsium neomexicanum is a biennial plant growing to a maximum of 7 ft. It is exceedingly spiny on all parts of the plant. Leaves are long a deeply lobed and much reduced on the thick stem. The rounded inflorescence sits at the top of the stem. Mojave National Preserve | April 2014