Nodding Thistle

Plant Bio

Common Name:Nodding thistle
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Carduus
Species:nutans
Classification/Rank:Aggressive or Under Bio-control
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:

Description

• biennial herb that grows 0.3 to 2.4 m tall
• stems smooth
• basal leaves lacking; stem leaves lance shaped in outline, deeply lobed or pinnately cut; nearly smooth, spiny margined
• flowers are reddish-purple; heads solitary and nodding at the ends of branches

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