HyperDic: carduus_nutans

English > 1 sense of the expression Carduus nutans:
NOUNplantCarduus nutans, musk thistle, nodding thistleEurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads
English > Carduus nutans: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningEurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar.
Synonymsmusk thistle, nodding thistle
Member ofCarduus, genus Carduusgenus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
BroaderthistleAny of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera ... / genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Catalancarduus nutans

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