Cirsium Foliosum, or more commonly know as Elk Thistle, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Cirsium. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 4 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during late spring, is somewhat tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Cirsium Foliosum or Elk Thistle's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming.
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