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Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum

 

Snowy 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”
Speciesoccidentale
var.candidissimum

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Cirsium occidentale var. candidissimum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cirsium occidentale (snowy thistle)

6/2/2009 · Zion National Park, Utah
≈ 3 × 2" (8.4 × 5.6 cm) ID is uncertain

Cirsium occidentale (snowy thistle)

6/2/2009 · Zion National Park, Utah
≈ 3 × 2" (7.9 × 5.3 cm) ID is uncertain