Crupina

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Crupina
Crupina crupinastrum.jpg
Crupina crupinastrum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Crupina
(Pers.) DC.
Species

2 - see text

Crupina is a small genus of plants in the daisy family which contains only two species. The common crupina Crupina vulgaris is a notorious noxious weed on several continents. The other species, Crupina crupinastrum, also has the potential to become weedy, but it is not as bad a pest at the current time. These are thistle-like plants with bright deep pink flower heads.

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