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Cirsium vulgare

Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.

Carduus lanceolatus L.

Carduus vulgaris Savi

Cirsium lanceolatum (L.) Scop. non Hill

Cirsium lanceolatum (L.) Scop. var. hypoleucum DC.

Bull 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”
SpeciesvulgareLatin for “common”

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Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

8/1/2009 · Gordon & Kathy’s, Prospect, ME
≈ 19 × 28" (47 × 71 cm) ID is uncertain

Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

8/2/2008 · Flying Mountain, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 6 × 6" (15 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

5/7/2016 · Long Cove Cottages, Tenant’s Harbor, ME ID is uncertain

Cirsium vulgare description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 May 2016.

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Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

7/28/2009 · Near Nashua River Boat Ramp, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 6" (18 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

9/3/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, MA
≈ 4 × 5" (10 × 12 cm)

Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

8/26/2007 · Rocky Creek?, OR · By Susan M. Kent

Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

8/26/2007 · Rocky Creek?, OR · By Susan M. Kent

Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)

9/3/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, MA
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)

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