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Common name

English: Woolly distaff thistle

German: Wollige Färberdistel

Portuguese: Cardo-beija-mão


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Asterales (235)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(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


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Carthamus lanatus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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