Patagonia Wildflowers
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Italian thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus
Carduus pycnocephalus
Italian thistle Aster Family
Carduus pycnocephalus Asteraceae
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English common name
  •Italian thistle
Spanish common names
  •cardo borriquero
  •cardo negro
accepted scientific name
  •Carduus pycnocephalus L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Carduus pycnocephalus (61)
family name
  • Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is 0.5 to 1.0 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed 3rd week of August thru end of December

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
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