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Cirsium horridulum

Cirsium horridulum Michx.

 

Purple Thistle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusCirsiumFrom Greek kirsion, “a kind of thistle”
Specieshorridulum

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Cirsium horridulum (Purple Thistle)

4/11/2015 · Loop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 13 × 15" (32 × 37 cm)

Cirsium horridulum (Purple Thistle)

4/11/2015 · Loop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
≈ 15 × 20" (37 × 49 cm)

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