Carthamus

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Carthamus
Carthamus lanatus 1 bgiu.jpg
Saffron thistle, Carthamus lanatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Carthamus
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The genus Carthamus, the distaff thistles, includes about 14 species of Mediterranean plants in the daisy family. The best known species is the safflower.

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