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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 (54)
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 2nd week of September thru end of December

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Disturbed
Forest
Brush
Riparian
Grassland
grid lines base