||Native – THREATENED
||Flowers are creamy white to pale yellow. They do not appear until the second year.
||Leaves are narrow and highly branched. They are either smooth at the tips or end in a small, weak spine.
||Stems are erect and lack spines except where leaves attach to the stem. The Pitcher’s Thistle is found only in the Great Lakes sand dunes and is a Federally Endangered species protected by law in all states.