carline thistle

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Noun1.Carline thistle - a thistle of the genus Carlinacarline thistle - a thistle of the genus Carlina  
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Carlina, genus Carlina - genus of Mediterranean thistles
Carlina acaulis, stemless carline thistle - stemless perennial having large flowers with white or purple-brown florets nestled in a rosette of long spiny leaves hairy beneath; of alpine regions of southern and eastern Europe
Carlina vulgaris, common carline thistle - Eurasian thistle growing in sand dunes and dry chalky soils
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The site supports a wide range of unusual plant species, such as blue moor grass, wildflowers including carline thistle, common rock rose, bird's foot trefoil, cowslip, fairy flax and wild thyme and meadow brown and common blue butterflies.
The yellow-wort was accompanied by clumps of the dead heads of carline thistles, which may persist all the way through until spring.