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Common name

English: Cabbage thistle

German: Kohl-Kratzdistel

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Cirsium (4)

            Epithet: oleraceum Scop. (1)

Synonyms: Carduus acanthifolius Lam., Carduus oleraceus (L.) Vill., Carduus parviflorus L., Carduus rigens Dryand. ex Aiton, Carduus tataricus L., Cirsium braunii Sch.Bip., Cirsium flavescens Lam., Cirsium lachenalii DC., Cirsium laeve Moench, Cirsium pallens DC., Cirsium subalatum Gaudin, Cirsium tataricum (L.) DC., Cirsium thomasii Naeg., Cirsium variabile Moench, Cnicus bracteatus Gilib., Cnicus lachenalii C.C.Gmel., Cnicus oleraceus L., Cnicus pratensis Lam.

acanthifolius => thorny-leaved

bracteatus => having prominent bracts

flavescens => yellowish

lachenalii => in honor of Werner de Lachenal (1739-1800), Swiss botanist and plant collector

laeve => smooth, in the sense of not being rough

oleraceum => edible garden herb

oleraceus => edible garden herb

pallens => somewhat pallid, greenish

parviflorus => having small flowers, or smaller than the type

pratensis => growing in meadows

tataricum => from northern and central Asia; Tartary was a name used in the Middle Ages to designate the region

tataricus => from northern and central Asia; Tartary was a name used in the Middle Ages to designate the region

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

Check for Cirsium oleraceum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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