New Mexico thistle

Cirsium neomexicanum

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
biennial
growing season:
warm

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkaline

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
7000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
Disturbance
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Erosion controlPollinator habitatWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Available from nurseries
NOTES:
thrives on disturbed soil; classed as a noxious weed in some areas, but is less of a problem than many other species
Citations:
Tesky 1994