Cirsium eriophorum

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Cirsium eriophorum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cirsium
Species: C. eriophorum
Binomial name
Cirsium eriophorum
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Cirsium eriophorum, the woolly thistle, is a herbaceous biennial species of the genus Cirsium. It is widespread across much of Europe. It is a large, biennial herb with sharp spines on the tips of the leaves, and long, woolly hairs on much of the herbage. Flower heads are large and nearly spherical, with spines on the outside and many purple disc florets but no ray florets.[2][3]

Flower head of Cirsium eriophorum in Kozara National Park, Republika Srpska

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