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Common name

English: European swamp thistle

German: Sumpf-Kratzdistel

Portuguese: Cardo-palustre

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Cirsium (4)

            Epithet: palustre Scop. (2)

Synonyms: Carduus acanthoides Hornem., Carduus altissimus Gilib., Carduus chailletii (Gaud.) Godr., Carduus laciniatus Lam., Carduus palustris L., Cirsium ×mougeotii F.W.Schultz, Cirsium ×spurium (Delastre) P.Fourn., Cirsium chailleti Gaudin, Cirsium forsteri Loud., Cirsium horridum (Posp.) Trotter, Cirsium laciniatum Doell ex Nym., Cirsium lacteum Schleich., Cirsium palustriforme Dalla Torre & Sarnth., Cirsium parviflorum Lange, Cirsium subalpinum Schleich., Cnicus forsteri Sm., Cnicus lacteus Schleich., Cnicus palustris (L.) Willd., Cnicus semipectinatus Thom., Cynara palustris (L.) Stokes, Onotrophe palustris (L.) Cass., Polyacantha palustris (L.) Hill, Serratula palustris (L.) Neck.

horridum => prickly

palustre => marshy

palustris => bog, swamp-loving

parviflorum => small-flowered

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Cirsium palustre at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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