Cirsium edule var. macounii
Sida 21: 213. 2004.
Heads often densely crowded at stem tips. Peduncles 0–5 (–10) cm. Involucres 2–4 × 2.5–4 cm, usually densely arachnoid. Phyllary apices widely spreading, long-acicular, spines 5–15 mm. Corollas (15–) 18–22 mm, tubes 7–11 mm, throats (4–) 5–8.5 mm, lobes (2–) 4.5–7 mm; style tips 4–5 mm. Cypselae dark-brown, 5–6.5 mm; pappi 20–25 mm. 2n = 34 (as C. edule).
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Oct.
Habitat: Damp soil, mostly montane meadows, forests, alpine
Elevation: 0–1900 m
B.C., Alaska, Oreg., Wash.
Variety macounii ranges from the coastal mountains of southeastern Alaska and British Columbia to Vancouver Island, the Olympic Peninsula, and northern Cascades of Washington, and the mountains of northwestern Oregon.
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