Thistle: Cirsium

Overview of the New Mexico thistle, Cirsium neomexicanum. Photographed on 7 May 2005 at Aguirre Springs on the Pine Tree Trail.
Overview of the New Mexico thistle, <em>Cirsium neomexicanum</em>.

Species in this genus:

Yellow thistle (Asteraceae Cirsium pallidum)

Not a particularly friendly look plant with its prickly steams and leaves, but nonetheless a handsome looking plant. We took this photo on 15 July 2004 on the Columbine Canyon to the Meadows Trail.

Overview of yellow thistle, <em>Cirsium pallidum</em>.
New Mexico thistle (Cirsium neomexicanum)

Overview of the the New Mexico thistle, Cirsium neomexicanum. Photographed on 7 May 2005 at Aguirre Springs on the Pine Tree Trail.

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Thistle or Wavyleaf thistle (Cirsium undulatum)

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