Cirsium wheeleri

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Cirsium wheeleri occurs from the mountains of the Colorado Plateau of central Utah and southwestern Colorado south through the highlands of Arizona and New Mexico to southwestern Texas and northwestern Mexico. The recently described C. wheeleri var. salinense is a minor variant with subentire leaves that is scattered through much of the range of the species.

Facts about "Cirsium wheeleri"
apex colorationdarker +
apex courseflexuous +
apex external texturescarious +
apex orientationspreading + and ascending +
apex shapeentire +, pectinate-fringed + and tapered +
apex sizeexpanded +
array architecturecorymbiform +
base architectureclasping +
base positiondistal + and distalmost +
base shapedecurrent +
blade shapelanceolate +, elliptic +, unlobed +, spinulose +, lobed + and long-tapered +
body shapeentire + and spinulose +
bract shapelong-acuminate +
branch orientationascending +
chromosome count28 +
collar colorationcolored +
collar widthnarrow +
coloratio positioninner +
corolla colorationwhite +, pink + and purple +
cypsela colorationstramineous +
face architecturewinged-petiolate + and sessile +
face colorationgreen +
face countpresent +
face external texturegray-tomentose +, glabrous + and tomentose +
face otherprincipal +
face positionadaxial +, basal +, cauline +, mid +, distal + and outer +
face shapeentire +
face sizereduced +
flowering timesummerfall +, jul +, aug +, sep + and oct +
habitatconiferous forests +, pine-oak +, juniper-dominated woodlands + and meadows +
involucre external texturefloccose-tomentose + and glabrate +
involucre shapehemispheric + and subcylindric +
lobe arrangementseparated +
lobe height or lengthshort +
lobe shapelanceolate +, triangular +, entire +, few + and lobed +
margin orientationappressed +
margin positionouter + and middle +
phyllary arrangementimbricate +
phyllary colorationgreen + and brownish +
phyllary shapelanceolate + and linear-lanceolate +
ridge widthnarrow +
sinus shapeu-shaped +
sinus widthwide +
spine sizeslender +
sprout locationdeep-seated +
stem external texturegray-tomentose +
stem orientationerect +
streak colorationbrownish +
whole organism architecturetaprooted +
whole organism life styleperennial +
whole organism sizeslender +