Yellowspine Thistle  -  Asteraceae (Aster Family)  Cirsium (Thistle Family)  ochrocentrum
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Photo Details
1. Flower, 2. Leaves, July 26, 2005 - HW. 91 out of Cedar Breaks, Iron County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

Flowers are pink, purple, rose or cream-colored. Stems 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet tall, long yellowish spines
on leaves 3 to 8 inches long. One of the host plants for   Painted Lady Butterfly

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