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Common name

English: Musk Thistle, Nodding Thistle

German: Nickende Distel

Mandarin: 飞廉 (fei lian)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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