up to 8 feet tall.
Flower: Numerous, spiny, rounded on the bottom but flat
on top, and pale purple to violet in color. They stand alone on
Leaves: A rosette forms the first growing season and can
have leaves 2 feet long and 1 foot wide. During the second season,
leaves are large, hairy, with triangular lobes, and have a greyish-green,
cottony look. Mid vein is prominent and is covered with fine dense
hairs on both sides. Leaves are spiny-edged and form "wings" around