Carthamus tinctorius L., 830 1753. (Syn: Calcitrapa tinctoria ; Carduus tinctorius Ehrh.; Carduus tinctorius (L.) Falk; Carthamus glaber Burm.f.; Carthamus tinctorius var. albus Alef.; Carthamus tinctorius var. croceus Alef.; Carthamus tinctorius var. flavus Alef.; Carthamus tinctorius var. spinosus Kitam.; Centaurea carthamus E.H.L.Krause);
Cultivated for oil from seeds, decoration and for dye yielding (from dried flowers);
The corolla is light to deep yellow, turns orange on maturity or, to be precise, on drying up;
Flora of Haryana: Carthamus tinctorius from NDRI Campus Karnal: Carthamus tinctorius
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Location: Bangalore, garden.
This plant grew by itself. Originally we thought it was Eryngium foetidum as the seeds had been scattered, but this plant does not have the characteristic smell.
The leaves are spiny.
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Date / Time – 24.12.2007 / 09.00am
Location – Nannaj,(Solapur Dist.), Maharashtra
Habitat – Wild
This looks like – http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxon=1165
In Maharashtra – http://eurekamag.com/research/002/690/saffron-thistle-carthamus-lanatus-linn-asteraceae-record-maharashtra.php
Seems to be a rare plant. Moreover the images found on web were of yellow coloured flowers, didn’t find orange flowers.
Corolla can be “red to orange” – http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200023631
or “yellow to red” – http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200023631
But, please wait for experts’ views.
… have rightly identified this, Carthamus tinctorius… the safflower, not a rare plant, cultivated for oil from seeds, decoration and for dye yielding (from dried flowers), rarely found as an escape… the corolla is light to deep yellow, turns orange on maturity or, to be precise, on drying up, as you can see in your picture..
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate heads (plus Misc.): Carthamus tinctorius from Delhi and California-GS3 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Carthamus tinctorius L, the safflower plant often cultivated as ornamental, dye plant and medicinal plant.
It has orange-red flowers and bristly leaves.
Photographed from Herbal Garden Delhi and from California.