iNaturalist Observations
Taxon: Carduus nutans L.
Family: Asteraceae
Taxon Remarks: musk thistle
Collector: Morgan R. Bumgardner   none   
Date: 2015-05-21
Locality: United States, Kentucky, Pulaski, Shopville
37.159497  -84.502562 +-5m.
Verbatim Coordinates: 37.159497, -84.502562
Habitat: undisturbed fenced in retention well(dry)
Description: 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.
Specimen Images
Link to Source: 1522659
Record ID: 924d186d-911d-40bc-8893-70de12c3e242
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