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Common name

English: Spear Thistle

German: Gemeine Kratzdistel

Mandarin: 翼蓟 (yi ji)

Portuguese: Cardo-roxo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Cirsium (4)

            Epithet: vulgare (Savi) Ten. (10)

Synonyms: Carduus lanceolatus L., Carduus vulgaris Savi, Cirsium lanceolatum (L.) Scop., non Hill

lanceolatum => lancet-like in form

lanceolatus => lancet-like in form

vulgare => common, everyday

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple

External links

Check for Cirsium vulgare at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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