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woolly distaff thistle
Carthamus lanatus
woolly distaff thistle Aster Family
Carthamus lanatus Asteraceae
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common names
  woolly distaff thistle
  distaff thistle
  saffron thistle
accepted scientific name
  Carthamus lanatus L.
rules for finding collection records
  Carthamus lanatus (187)
family name
  Asteraceae
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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