Carduus nutans


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Noun1.Carduus nutans - Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower headsCarduus nutans - Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Carduus, genus Carduus - genus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
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pollen of the thistle Carduus nutans is beautiful and purple-spiked, whereas that of the legume Amorpha canescens is often colorless and bean-shaped).
Open field tests of the weevil Hadroponthus trimaculatus and the flea beetle Psylliodes chalcomera against musk thistle, Carduus nutans.
Interference effects of the invasive plant Carduus nutans L.