[Thistles: The Genus Cirsium in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle

Cirsium edule var. edule

Synonym: Cirsium hallii

Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule (Synonym: Cirsium hallii)

Edible thistle as seen along the northern loop of the South Fork Tieton River Trail #1120, Goat Rocks Wilderness.........July 24, 2016. Found near the junction where a well-worn user trail drops down from the ridgetop betwen the Conrad Creek and South Fork Tieton River drainages.

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Edible thistle observed on the east shoreline of Walupt Lake, Goat Rocks Wilderness.......July 12, 2018.

Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule (Synonym: Cirsium hallii) - Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule (Synonym: Cirsium hallii)

Edible thistle observed at left along the Little Naches River, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest......June 9, 2019. The photo at right shows edible thistle in bloom at the north trailhead for the Noble Knob Trail #1184, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.......August 1, 2019..

Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule

A close-up of the inflorescence of edible thistle as seen along the Hurricane Ridge Road in Olympic National Park..........July 25,2008.

Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule

This photo shows edible thistle as seen along the Hurricane Hill Trail Olympic National Park........July 25, 2008.

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Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule - Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule

These 4 photos show close-up views of edible thistle as seen along the Hurricane Hill Trail and the Hurricane Ridge Road in Olympic National Park........July 25,2008. Click each photo to see an enlarged view (2x).

Edible Thistle, Indian Thistle: Cirsium edule var. edule

Edible thistle growing on the open slopes of Saddle Mountain in the Coast Range of northwestern Oregon.........June 14, 2009.

Paul Slichter