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chardon épineux, plumeless thistle, spiny plumeless-thistle, welted thistle

Carduus acanthoides

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Subspecies 2 (1 in the flora).

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 19, p. 92.
Parent taxa Asteraceae > tribe Cardueae > Carduus
Sibling taxa
C. crispus, C. nutans, C. pycnocephalus, C. tenuiflorus
Subordinate taxa
C. acanthoides subsp. acanthoides
Name authority Linnaeus: Sp. Pl. 2: 821. (1753)
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