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Common name

English: Common goldenthistle

German: Spanische Golddistel

Portuguese: Cangarinha, Cardo-de-ouro, Escólimo-da-Espanha


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Asterales (235)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Scolymus (1)

            Epithet: hispanicus L. (1)

Synonym: Scolymus grandiflorus Desf.

grandiflorus => with flowers larger than the normal

hispanicus => of Spanish origin


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Scolymus hispanicus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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