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Cirsium occidentale var. venustum

Cirsium occidentale (Nutt.) Jeps. var. venustum (Greene) Jeps.

Cirsium proteanum J.T. Howell

Coulter Thistle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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”
SpeciesoccidentaleFrom the west, western
var.venustumCharming, handsome, from Latin venustus, “charming, elegant”

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Cirsium occidentale var. venustum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Mar 2012.

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Cirsium occidentale (Coulter Thistle)

5/3/2007 · By Jeffrey A. Barry ID is uncertain

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