curly plumeless thistle
Carduus crispus L.

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Carduus

Other System Links

Plants: CACR2
Bayer: CRUCR
GRIN: 316602
ITIS: 35786

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
curled thistle, curly plumeless-thistle, welted thistle


Category: Forbs/Herbs