Cirsium vinaceum

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Cirsium vinaceum is perhaps most closely related to C. rydbergii. Heads of C. vinaceum are actively visited by hummingbirds and by several kinds of bees (K. A. Burks 1994). Hybrids are known between C. vinaceum and C. wrightii.

Facts about "Cirsium vinaceum"
apex external textureciliolate + and villous +
apex orientationspreading + and reflexed +
apex shapeelongate +, ovate +, lanceolate +, flattened + and entire +
base architectureauriculate-clasping +
base architecture or shapebractlike + and spiny +
base orientationappressed +
base positionouter +
base shapedistalmost + and lanceolate +
blade arrangement or shapeelliptic +
blade shapelobed + and divided +
branch countseveral + and many +
branch orientationascending + and nodding +
collar variabilitydifferentiated +
corolla colorationrose-purple +
cypsela colorationbrown +
cypsela size5 +
face architecturewinged-petiolate + and sessile +
face colorationgreen +
face countpresent +
face external textureglabrous +
face other or positionproximal cauline +
face positionbasal +, mid + and distal +
face reflectanceglossy +
face shapelobed +
face sizereduced +
flowering timespringsummer +, may +, jun +, jul +, aug + and sep +
habitatwet soil around calcareous springs and seeps +, stream banks +, montane meadows + and coniferous forest margins +
habitat inclinesloped +
habitat moisturewet +
head architectureopen + and paniculiform +
head countmany +
head orientationnodding +
involucre external textureglabrous +
involucre shapeovoid +, hemispheric + and campanulate +
lobe shapelanceolate + and ovate +
margin shapeentire +
nearly architecturepetiolate + and winged-petiolate +
nearly life stageflowering +
nearly shapedivided +
pappus colorationbrown +
phyllary arrangementimbricate +
phyllary colorationmaroon +, drying + and blackish +
phyllary shapeovate +, lanceolate + and linear-lanceolate +
ridge developmentdeveloped +
spine fragilitystout +
spine sizeslender +
stem colorationmaroon +
stem count1 +
stem external textureglabrous +
stem orientationerect +
trichome architectureseptate +
whole organism life styleperennial +