Cirsium tracyi is in the sunflower family Asteraceae. Commonly known as Tracy’s thistle, it is native to the Four Corners area of the United States, primarily in Utah and Colorado, with a small range in northwest New Mexico. Tracy’s thistle is an herbaceous perennial that can grow over 6 feet tall, producing multiple stems that terminate in a flower head full of light pink flowers. It is found in a wide range of habitats including sagebrush deserts, pine woodlands, and in alpine forests.
Teasel (Dipsacus) This interesting, unique, some might even say “odd-looking” plant has enjoyed a flush of popularity since being anointed as a savior of those dealing with Lyme disease about in the early part of the 21st century. It’s easy to make your own tincture if you can find first-year teasel, which is difficult. It is far easier to find second-year teasel.