Cirsium repandum Michaux. Sandhill Thistle. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy habitats. Dist: Se. VA south to e. GA, nearly endemic to the Carolinas. Similar in distribution to Vaccinium crassifolium, Carphephorus bellidifolius, and Baptisia cinerea, which are all locally abundant endemic indicators of Carolina pinelands.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = C, F, FNA19, G, K1, K3, K4, S, SE1, Va; = Carduus repandus (Michx.) Pers. – RAB