Carduus nutans L.
Morgan R. Bumgardner none
United States, Kentucky, Pulaski, Shopville
37.159497 -84.502562 +-5m.
undisturbed fenced in retention well(dry)
3.3â"4.9 ft. tall and have multi-branched stems. sharply spiny stems and leaves. The stem is cottony/hairy. The plants develop a rosette, with large leaves 12â"24 in long. Leaves are dark green, coarsely bipinnately lobed, with a smooth, waxy surface and sharp yellow-brown to whitish spines at the tips of the lobes.They are more or less hairy on top, and wooly on the veins below.The plant bears showy red-purple flowers. The large globose flower heads, containing hundreds of tiny individual flowers.
Record ID: 924d186d-911d-40bc-8893-70de12c3e242