Carduus nutans


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  • noun

Synonyms for Carduus nutans

Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads

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Musk thistle, Carduus nutans, is a member of the aster family and also related to artichoke and chicory.
Exotics found in prairie plantings that appear not to be spreading include Carduus nutans, Coreopsis grand iflora, C.