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Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)

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Musk thistle flower.

Musk Thistle - Carduss nutans
Musk Thistle
Carduss nutans

The Musk thistle (Carduus nutans) is a member of the daisy family Asteraceae. It is a biennial herb with showy red-purple flowers and sharply spiny stems and leaves. It is native to much of Europe and Asia except for the far north. (From Wikipedia)
Musk Thistle rosette.
Musk Thistle rosette

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