NUTTALL’S THISTLE (Cirsium nuttallii)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: NUTTALL’S THISTLE (Cirsium nuttallii)

Tall (about 4.5 ft.) spiny (OUCH) plant that is of great benefit to wildlife, providing for numerous insects, including being a larval host for the Little Metalmark Butterfly. I’ve seen other notations that Cirsium spp. may be a host for the Painted lady Butterfly as well.

Native American Ethnobotany for this genushttp://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=Cirsium

My take:  https://floridawildlifegardentails.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/the-biodiversity-of-a-single-native-plant/

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