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Carduus acanthoides

Chardon fausse acanthe
Spiny Plumeless Thistle

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

10-20 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

to 2 m

Description

Stems are spiny and densely covered with spine-tipped wings right up to the flower heads.

Flowers

Single or several flower heads at the top of each branch of the stem, rounded with many threadlike purple disk florets.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed, almost to central midrib with wavy, spiny edges.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit, 2-3 mm long with white bristly hairs, 11-13 mm long.

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