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Plant    Species Name:
Cirsium edule Nutt.
syn. Carduus macounii Greene
syn. Cirsium macounii (Greene) Rydb.

Common Name:
edible thistle


Fort Clatsop, Oregon   March 13, 1806

An image of the specimen in the Lewis and Clark herbarium. . . .

Cirsium edule (PH-LC 58).

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Journal Entries:

The Captains wrote about this plant during the winter at Fort Clatsop -
Capt. Lewis, January 21, 1806--The root of the thistle,...  more>>

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collected by W.W. Eggleston 11448, Astoria, Oregon, 31 July – 1 August 1915

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collected by Wm.E. Lawrence 1771, Lincoln Co., Oregon, 20 June 1918

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Cirsium edule (Harvey111)

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