Latin name: Cirsium arizonicum (A. Gray) Petrak var.
  tenuisectum D.J. Keil
  Pronunciation: Sir-see-um air-i-ZONE-i-kum ten-yoo-i-
  SEK-tum

  Common name: Red thistle, Desert mountain thistle
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Rocky places to 10,000', creosote bush scrub
  to pinyon-juniper woodland, New York and White-Inyo
  Mountains, uncommon

  Blooming period: July to November
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cirsium  2) arizonicum

  3) tenuisectum
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