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Common name

English: Compact-headed Thistle

German: Knäuelköpfige Distel

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Carduus (3)

            Epithet: pycnocephalus L. (1)

pycnocephalus => with heads arranged in dense clusters

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Carduus pycnocephalus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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