Cirsium repandum

Michaux

Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 89. 1803.

Common names: Sand-hill or coastal-plain thistle
Endemic
Synonyms: Carduus repandus (Michaux) Persoon
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 113. Mentioned on page 98, 99, 115.

Perennials, 20–80 cm; creeping roots deep-seated, sometimes appearing as taprooted biennials. Stems 1–several, spreading to erect, (usually very leafy in distal 1/2), loosely arachnoid, and villous with jointed, multicellular trichomes; branches 0–few from above middle, ascending. Leaves linear to oblong or oblanceolate, 6–16 × 1–3.5 cm, unlobed to sinuate-dentate or shallowly pinnatifid, main spines 1–4 mm, fine, faces ± green, shaggy-villous with septate trichomes, abaxial loosely arachnoid when young; basal and proximal cauline usually absent at time of flowering; mid and distal nearly uniform in size or gradually reduced, bases clasping; distalmost cauline ± bractlike. Heads 1–5, in corymbiform arrays. Peduncles 0–2 cm. Involucres ovoid or cylindric to campanulate, 2–4 × 1.5–4 cm, loosely arachnoid, ± glabrate. Phyllaries in 6–9 series, imbricate, lanceolate (outer) to linear (inner), abaxial faces with glutinous ridge, outer and middle tightly appressed, bodies scabrous or spinulose, spines erect or weakly ascending, 1–4 mm; apices of inner phyllaries long-acuminate, spineless. Corollas light purple, 33–40 mm, tubes 14–15 mm, throats 12–15 mm, lobes 7–9 mm; style tips 4.5–6 mm. Cypselae light-brown, 3.5–4 mm, apical collars yellowish, ca. 0.8 mm; pappi 15–30 mm. 2n = 30.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul).
Habitat: Sandhills, pine barrens, roadsides
Elevation: 0–150 m

Discussion

Cirsium repandum occurs on the Atlantic coastal plain. R. J. Moore and C. Frankton (1969) suggested that Cirsium repandum originated through ancient hybridization between C. pumilum var. pumilum and C. horridulum. They noted that an artificial hybrid (2n = 32) between C. repandum (2n = 30) and C. horridulum (2n = 34) had a mosaic of features of the parental taxa.

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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middle +  and outer +
short-tailed +
spineless +  and twisted +
dentate +, entire +  and spine-tipped +
erect +  and spreading +
innermost +
scarious +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
David J. Keil +
Michaux +
decurrent +
reduced +
Asteraceae tribe Cynareae +
compound +  and simple +
10-nerved or 20-nerved +  and rugose +
tawny +  and white +
Sand-hill or coastal-plain thistle +
actinomorphic +
light purple +
3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
compressed +  and ovoid +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
0–150 m +
shaggy-villous +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Sandhills, pine barrens, roadsides +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
glabrate +  and arachnoid +
cylindric;campanulate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
6cm;16cm +
cauline +  and basal +
unlobed;sinuate-dentate or shallowly pinnatifid +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
bristle-tipped +
deltate +, usually narrowly triangular +  and more or less linear +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
entire +  and dentate +
usually lobed +  and dissected +
cauline +  and distalmost +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–summer (May–Jul). +
long-acuminate +
middle +  and outer +
weakly to strongly +
papillate +  and smooth +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
flat;convex +
glutinous +
deep-seated +
tawny;white +
setiform +  and plumose +
exalbuminous +
subequal +
ascending +  and erect +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
spiny-winged +, simple +  and branched +
spreading +  and erect +
1 +  and several +
appendaged +  and truncate +
dilated +  and swollen +
enlarged +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Carduus repandus +
Cirsium repandum +
species +
cylindric +
expanded +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
bristly-dentate to coarsely +
septate +, multicellular +  and jointed +
slender +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
tree +, vine +, shrub +  and subshrub +