Cirsium kamtschaticum

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Cirsium kamtschaticum grows in the western Aleutian Islands, eastern Siberia, Sahkalin, the Kurile Islands and northern Japan (Hokkaido). It is one of only two species of the genus that have native populations in the Old World and the flora area. Neither reaches the North American mainland.

Facts about "Cirsium kamtschaticum"
apex coursestraight + and flexuous +
apex prominence or shapeflat +
apex shapelong-acuminate +
array architecturespiciform + and subcapitate +
base architectureto clasping +
base positiondistalmost +
base shapetapered + and short-decurrent +
base sizereduced +
blade shapeelliptic +, obovate +, subentire + and pinnatifid +
branch orientationascending +
chromosome count68 +
collar variabilitydifferentiated +
corolla colorationpink + and purple +
cypsela colorationbrown +
cypsela size4 +
face arrangementdistributed +
face countabsent +
face external textureglabrous + and tomentose +
face orientationmiddle + and outer +
face otherprincipal +
face positionbasal +, cauline + and outer +
face shapeentire +
face sizelittle reduced +
flowering timesummerjul +, aug + and sep +
habitatmeadows and tundra +
involucre external texturearachnoid +
involucre shapehemispheric + and campanulate +
lobe countfew +
lobe shapelanceolate +, triangular-ovate +, lobed + and dentate +
phyllary colorationgreen + and purple +
phyllary shapelinear + and linear-lanceolate +
phyllary sizesubequal +
rhizome fragilitystout +
spine architecturebristlelike +
spine external textureabaxial +, villous +, tomentose + and flexible +
spine habitinnocuous +
spine widthfine +
stem countsingle +
stem external textureglabrous + and tomentose +
stem orientationerect +
trichome architecturejointed +, multicellular + and septate +
trichome architecture or external texture or reliefsmooth +
trichome external texturecoarse +
trichome widthfine +
whole organism life styleperennial +