Carduus gilensis Wooton & Standl.
Carduus inornatus Wooton & Standl.
Carduus pallidus Wooton & Standl.
Carduus parryi Greene
Cirsium gilense Wooton & Standl.
Cirsium inornatum Wooton & Standl.
Cirsium pallidum Wooton & Standl.
Cnicus parryi A.Gray
Common Name: Pale Thistle
Cirsium parryi is a biennial plant growing from a taproot; it produces a basal cluster of leaves and an erect flowering stem that can be 50 - 200cm or more tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials.
South-western N. America - Arizona, Colrado and New Mexico
Stream banks, montane meadows, damp soil in montane coniferous forests; at elevations from 2,100 - 3,700 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera, Beetles, Self
Cirsium species are generally easily grown plants, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[
Seed - cooked[
]. It can be eaten boiled or ground into a powder and used with cereal flours to make bread etc[
The roots are diuretic[
The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[
]. No details of potential yields etc are given[
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c[
Division in spring or autumn.