Carduus nutans L.

Common name

English: Musk Thistle, Nodding Thistle

German: Nickende Distel

Mandarin: 飞廉 (fei lian)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (family description)

          Genus: Carduus (3)

           Epithet: nutans L. (2)

Synonym: Carduus armenus Boiss.

armenus => of Armenian origin

nutans => nodding, drooping

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Carduus nutans at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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