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Carduus pycnocephalus Linnaeus ssp. pycnocephalus . Italian Plumeless-thistle. Phen: Mar-Jul. Hab: Pastures and disturbed areas; in waste areas around wool-combing mill, ballast waif. Dist: Native of n. Africa and w. Asia. Scattered occurrences in e. North America, including old ballast collections (FNA). Reported for SC by Nesom (2004d).

Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA19, NY; = n/a – RAB; < Carduus pycnocephalus L. – K3, K4

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