Carduus nutans

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Scientific Name Carduus nutans USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Musk Thistle ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Foothills to subalpine life zones; large, branching biennial, one to several feet tall; deeply-lobed, jagged leaves with sharp spines; large, rayless nodding flower heads, deep pink centers. Descr. excerpt from "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rockies" by Carl Schreier. Colorado Status
Noxious Weed

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