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Common name

English: Creeping Thistle

German: Acker-Kratzdistel

Mandarin: 丝路蓟 (si lu ji)

Portuguese: Cardo-das-vinhas

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Cirsium (4)

            Epithet: arvense (L.) Scop. (4)

Synonym: Breea praealta Less.

arvense => growing in fields

praealta => very high

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Cirsium arvense at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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