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Woolly Distaff Thistle (Carthamus lanatus)

  • Woolly Distaff Thistle (Carthamus Lanatus) https://www.sagebud.com/woolly-distaff-thistle-carthamus-lanatus/
    Credit: myself (User:Piotrus) | taken by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Woolly Distaff Thistle (Carthamus Lanatus) https://www.sagebud.com/woolly-distaff-thistle-carthamus-lanatus/
    Credit: myself (User:Piotrus) | taken by myself | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Woolly Distaff Thistle (Carthamus Lanatus) https://www.sagebud.com/woolly-distaff-thistle-carthamus-lanatus/
    Credit: Steve Hurst | http://plants.usda.g... | License: PD USDA ARS
  • Woolly Distaff Thistle (Carthamus Lanatus) https://www.sagebud.com/woolly-distaff-thistle-carthamus-lanatus/
    Credit: Steve Hurst | http://plants.usda.g... | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Carthamus Lanatus, or more commonly know as Woolly Distaff Thistle, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Carthamus. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Carthamus Lanatus or Woolly Distaff Thistle's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Carthamus
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)
  • State Noxious Status: CA (BW) OR (ADW Q)
  • State Noxious Common Name: CA (woolly distaff thistle) OR (woolly distaff thistle)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: STATE WSWS





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