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woolly distaff thistle
Carthamus lanatus
woolly distaff thistle Aster Family
Carthamus lanatus Asteraceae
common names
  woolly distaff thistle
  distaff thistle
  saffron thistle
accepted scientific name
  Carthamus lanatus L.
rules for finding collection records
  Carthamus lanatus (194)
family name
Image Author: ©2011 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals, Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 1.0 to 1.4 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed beginning of April thru 1st week of November

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
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Native Plant Status
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native Not Native
native Not Present

Invasive in some regions.
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