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Carduus nutans (Musk Thistle) is a species of biennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Asia and Europe. They have simple, broad leaves and achenes. Flowers are visited by Sphaerophoria abbreviata, Southern Dogface, NO NAME!, and Long Dash. Individuals can grow to 0.65 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Musk Thistle. View this species on GBIF