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''Cnicus benedictus'' , is a thistle-like plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Mediterranean region, from Portugal north to southern France and east to Iran. It is known in other parts of the world, including parts of North America, as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. It is the sole species in the monotypic genus ''Cnicus''. Other species once included in the genus have largely been reclassified to ''Cirsium'', ''Carduus'', and ''Centaurea''.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded May 13, 2019. Captured May 5, 2019 10:27 in 593 175, 6929 Oreshari, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/2.8
  • 1/320s
  • ISO160
  • 70mm