Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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ASTERACEAE

Carduus nutans Linnaeus. Nodding Thistle, Musk Thistle. Phen: Late May-Nov. Hab: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Eurasia.

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Syn: = Ar, C, F, FNA19, G, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Oh3, Pa, RAB, SE1, Tn, Va, W; > Carduus nutans ssp. leiophyllus – GrPl; > Carduus nutans ssp. macrocephalus – GrPl, NcTx; > Carduus nutans ssp. macrolepis – K1

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