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Thistledown/Cotton thistle Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle), is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. Asteraceae,Cotton Thistle,Onopordum acanthium,biennial,botanical,plant,thistledown,weed Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Thistledown/Cotton thistle

Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle), is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae.

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''Onopordum acanthium'' , is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe and Western Asia from the Iberian Peninsula east to Kazakhstan, and north to central Scandinavia, and widely naturalised elsewhere. It is a vigorous biennial plant with coarse, spiny leaves and conspicuous spiny-winged stems.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Oct 18, 2012. Captured Oct 1, 2010 16:15.