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Pasture Thistle is a biennial or short-lived perennial. It has a central taproot so does not spread by rhizomes.  Native thistles benefit many different bees, butterflies, and moths, along with hummingbirds. Goldfinches are particularly fond of the seed. Pasture Thistle can be identified by examining the underside of the leaves; the downy white underside contrasts with the green topside. Non-native thistles do not have this white underside.

Life Cycle: Perennial

Sun Exposure: Full/Partial

Soil Moisture: Medium, Medium-Dry

Height: 6 feet

Bloom Time: August, September, October

Bloom Color: Purple

Zones: 3-9

Plant Spacing: 1-2'