HyperDic: genus_carduus

English > 1 sense of the expression genus Carduus:
NOUNplantgenus Carduus, Carduusgenus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
English > genus Carduus: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaninggenus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles.
Member ofCompositae, family Compositae, Asteraceae, family Asteraceae, aster familyplants with heads composed of many florets
Membersmusk thistle, nodding thistle, Carduus nutansEurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads
welted thistle, Carduus crispusEuropean biennial introduced in North America having flower heads in crowded clusters at ends of branches
Broaderasterid dicot genusgenus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
Spanishcarduus, genus carduus
Catalancarduus, Carduus, genus carduus

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