Carthamus lanatus L.

Common name

English: Woolly distaff thistle

German: Wollige F├Ąrberdistel

Portuguese: Cardo-beija-mão

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (family description)

          Genus: Carthamus (1)

           Epithet: lanatus L. (2)

Synonym: Anactis pilosa Raf.

lanatus => woolly or cottony, covered with long inter-grown curly hairs

pilosa => covered thinly with long soft hairs

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Carthamus lanatus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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