[Thistles of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Dinnerplate Thistle, Elk Thistle, Meadow Thistle, Sessile Thistle, Shasta Valley Thistle, Stemless Thistle, Toiyabe Thistle

Cirsium scariosum

Synonyms: Carduus americanus, Carduus coloradensis, Cirsium acaule var. americanum, Cirsium acaulescens, Cirsium americanum, Cirsium butleri, Cirsium coloradense, Cirsium coloradense ssp. acaulescens, Cirsium coloradense ssp. longissimum, Cirsium congdonii, Cirsium drummondii ssp. lanatum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. lanatum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. latisquamum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. vexans, Cirsium drummondii var. acaulescens, Cirsium drummondii var. oregonense, Cirsium erosum, Cirsium hookerianum var. scariosum, Cirsium kelsey, Cirsium lacerum, Cirsium magnificum, Cirsium minganense, Cirsium oreophilum, Cirsium quercetorum, Cirsium scariosum var. americanum, Cirsium scariosum var. robustum, Cirsium scariosum var. scariosum, Cirsium scariosum var. thorneae, Cirsium scariosum var. toiyabense, Cirsium tioganum, Cirsium tioganum var. coloradense, Cirsium tioganum var. tioganum, Cnicus drummondii var. acaulescens, Cnicus tioganus

Elk thistle blooming at the trailhead for the South Tieton Trail #1120 at Conrad Meadows, Wenatchee National Forest.........June 27, 2013.

Dinnerplate Thistle, Elk Thistle, Meadow Thistle, Sessile Thistle, Shasta Valley Thistle, Stemless Thistle, Toiyabe Thistle: Cirsium scariosum  (Synonyms: Carduus americanus, Carduus coloradensis, Cirsium acaule var. americanum, Cirsium acaulescens, Cirsium americanum, Cirsium butleri, Cirsium coloradense, Cirsium coloradense ssp. acaulescens, Cirsium coloradense ssp. longissimum, Cirsium congdonii, Cirsium drummondii ssp. lanatum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. lanatum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. latisquamum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. vexans, Cirsium drummondii var. acaulescens, Cirsium drummondii var. oregonense, Cirsium erosum, Cirsium hookerianum var. scariosum, Cirsium kelsey, Cirsium lacerum, Cirsium magnificum, Cirsium minganense, Cirsium oreophilum, Cirsium quercetorum, Cirsium scariosum var. americanum, Cirsium scariosum var. robustum, Cirsium scariosum var. scariosum, Cirsium scariosum var. thorneae, Cirsium scariosum var. toiyabense, Cirsium tioganum, Cirsium tioganum var. coloradense, Cirsium tioganum var. tioganum, Cnicus drummondii var. acaulescens, Cnicus tioganus)

Elk thistle blooming at the trailhead for the South Tieton Trail #1120 at Conrad Meadows, Wenatchee National Forest.........June 27, 2013. It is pictured here with common paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) and Rydberg's penstemon (Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis).

Dinnerplate Thistle, Elk Thistle, Meadow Thistle, Sessile Thistle, Shasta Valley Thistle, Stemless Thistle, Toiyabe Thistle: Cirsium scariosum  (Synonyms: Carduus americanus, Carduus coloradensis, Cirsium acaule var. americanum, Cirsium acaulescens, Cirsium americanum, Cirsium butleri, Cirsium coloradense, Cirsium coloradense ssp. acaulescens, Cirsium coloradense ssp. longissimum, Cirsium congdonii, Cirsium drummondii ssp. lanatum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. lanatum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. latisquamum, Cirsium drummondii ssp. vexans, Cirsium drummondii var. acaulescens, Cirsium drummondii var. oregonense, Cirsium erosum, Cirsium hookerianum var. scariosum, Cirsium kelsey, Cirsium lacerum, Cirsium magnificum, Cirsium minganense, Cirsium oreophilum, Cirsium quercetorum, Cirsium scariosum var. americanum, Cirsium scariosum var. robustum, Cirsium scariosum var. scariosum, Cirsium scariosum var. thorneae, Cirsium scariosum var. toiyabense, Cirsium tioganum, Cirsium tioganum var. coloradense, Cirsium tioganum var. tioganum, Cnicus drummondii var. acaulescens, Cnicus tioganus)

Elk thistle blooming at the South Tieton Trail #1120 trailhead at Conrad Meadows, Wenatchee National Forest..........June 28, 2013.

Paul Slichter