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Woolly Distaff Thistle *
Carthamus lanatus


Family: Asteraceae (discoid) (SUNFLOWER).
Generic common name: DISTAFF THISTLE.

UCLA Stunt Ranch, disturbed grassland, June 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native, Yellow, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring.

Note: Invasive exotic, NOXIOUS WEED.
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