Plant id please.

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  1. nitrogeninthesoil

    nitrogeninthesoil Active Member 10 Years

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    Hello,

    This plant was found on a trail in Frederick county VA. In woodland, I believe sandstone? Shale? Very dry soil. Basal rosette is all I have for id pic as it was taken over the winter.

    Thank you for your help.

    p.s. Just noticed some leaves have short “spines” on them…doesn’t look like a cirsium or prickly lettuce though…does it?
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No particular luck by comparing it against the illustrations in The Illustrated Companion to Gleason and Cronquist's Manual. I had looked through the Asteraceae in particular. A few things that are close, but I didn't find a good match.
     
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    nitrogeninthesoil Active Member 10 Years

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    Thank you for your input….I guess I’ll just have to revisit it this Spring and see how it is growing. I understand that basal rosettes are not easy to id by themselves. Thanks again,

    Briony
     
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    Yes, could very well be. That'll teach me for being dissuaded from looking at other families.
     

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