Carthamus lanatus L., 830 1753. (Syn: Anactis pilosa Raf.; Atractylis fusus-agrestis Gaertn.; Atractylis lanata Scop.; Atractylis leucocephala Moench; Atractylis lutea Bubani; Atractylis pilosa Moench; Calcitrapa lanuginosa Steud.; Carduncellus lanatus Moris; Carduus attractylis Garsault [Invalid]; Carthamus albus Desf.; Carthamus elatus (Gasp.) Nyman; Carthamus exsuccus Chaix; Carthamus lanatus var. abyssinicus (A.Rich.) Sch.Bip. ex Schweinf. ……..; Carthamus macedonicus Herzog [Invalid]; Carthamus tauricus M.Bieb.; Carthamus turbinatus Nyman; Centaurea lanata (L.) Lam. & DC.; Kentrophyllum elatum Gasp.; Kentrophyllum lanatum (L.) DC.; Kentrophyllum lanatum (L.) DC. ex Duby; Kentrophyllum lanatum var. abyssinicum A.Rich.; Kentrophyllum tauricum (M.Bieb.) C.A.Mey.; Kentrophyllum turbinatum Gasp. ex Guss.);

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woolly distaff thistle or saffron thistle; 
 
 


Carthamus lanatus from KashmirCarthamus lanatus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 830. 1753.
Common names: distaff thistle, downy safflower, saffron thistle; woolly safflower; woolly star thistle 
Loosely cobwebby brached herb, leaves 10-15 cm long, divided along margin into linear or lanceolate spine-tipped lobes; heads 25-35 mm long, some what tomentose, outer phyllaries spreading and longer than inner; corolla yellow, sometimes darkly veined, anthers yellow; achene brown 4-6  mm long with scaly pappus  
The species is very common in Kashmir along woadsides, wastelands, more common along Pampore karewas. Photographed from Baramulla, Kashmir in July, 2011


Prickly Plant !!

 
Carthamus lanatus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 830. 1753.

Common names: distaff thistle, downy safflower, saffron thistle; woolly safflower; woolly star thistle
Loosely cobwebby brached herb, leaves 10-15 cm long, divided along margin into linear or lanceolate spine-tipped lobes; heads 25-35 mm long, some what tomentose, outer phyllaries spreading and longer than inner; corolla yellow, sometimes darkly veined, anthers yellow; achene brown 4-6 mm long with scaly pappus
The species is very common in Kashmir along woadsides, wastelansds, more common along Pampore karewas. Photographed from Baramulla, Kashmir in July, 2011



  
 
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