Musk-thistle

musk thistle

noun
a composite plant, Carduus nutans, having heads of nodding, rose-purple flowers, introduced into the U.S. from Eurasia.

Origin:
1725–35

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musk thistle

noun
Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar 
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