|New Mexico Thistle is a member of the
plant grows to 6 feet in height and has dark green, spiny lobed leaves that grow to
7 inches in length. The plant
typically grows in foothills, mesas and plains at elevations between
1000 - 6500 feet.
New Mexico Thistle was used
medicinally by Native Americans.
New Mexico Thistle blooms between March - September
and produces a pink-purple flowerhead to 2 inches in width, surrounded
by spine tipped bracts.