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Curly Plumeless Thistle (Carduus crispus)

  • Curly Plumeless Thistle (Carduus Crispus) http://www.sagebud.com/curly-plumeless-thistle-carduus-crispus
    Credit: Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928) | ęBilder ur Nordens F... | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
  • Curly Plumeless Thistle (Carduus Crispus) http://www.sagebud.com/curly-plumeless-thistle-carduus-crispus
    Credit: Lestat (Jan Mehlich) | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Curly Plumeless Thistle (Carduus Crispus) http://www.sagebud.com/curly-plumeless-thistle-carduus-crispus
    Credit: Lestat (Jan Mehlich) | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Curly Plumeless Thistle (Carduus Crispus) http://www.sagebud.com/curly-plumeless-thistle-carduus-crispus
    Credit: Lestat (Jan Mehlich) | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Curly Plumeless Thistle (Carduus Crispus) http://www.sagebud.com/curly-plumeless-thistle-carduus-crispus
    Credit: Lestat (Jan Mehlich) | Own work | License: PD
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  • Curly Plumeless Thistle (Carduus Crispus) http://www.sagebud.com/curly-plumeless-thistle-carduus-crispus
    Credit: Johann Georg Sturm (Painter: Jacob Sturm) | Figure from Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen at http://www.biolib.de | License: PD Old
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Carduus Crispus, or more commonly know as Curly Plumeless Thistle, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Carduus. Its duration is biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. Carduus Crispus or Curly Plumeless Thistle's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Carduus
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)
  • State Noxious Status: WV (NW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: WV (curled thistle)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: STATE




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