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by Gurcharan Singh, Balkar Singh, Shobha Halwe-Chavda (Id by Surajit Koley & Nidhan Singh) & T C L Devi (Id by Nidhan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
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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
From NDRI Karnal
Sorry for somewhat dry plants 


 

 

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herb for iD : Attachments (2).  3 posts by 2 authors.
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.


This looks like Carthamus tinctorius, the safflower


Thank you. It must be because we had got some bird seed!


 

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Id of flower ID16062013SH1 :  Attachments (1). 7 posts by 3 authors.
Posting a photo for Id of  Flower
Date / Time – 24.12.2007 / 09.00am
Location – Nannaj,(Solapur Dist.), Maharashtra
Habitat – Wild


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.


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..


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.


   
 
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