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plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia Asteraceae , aster family , Compositae , family Asteraceae , family Compositae
tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America blessed thistle , holy thistle , lady's thistle , milk thistle , Our Lady's mild thistle , Silybum marianum
European thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves; extensively naturalized as a weed in the United States boar thistle , bull thistle , Cirsium lanceolatum , Cirsium vulgare , spear thistle
European thistle naturalized in United States and Canada where it is a pernicious weed Canada thistle , Cirsium arvense , creeping thistle
Eurasian thistle growing in sand dunes and dry chalky soils Carlina vulgaris , common carline thistle
thistle of the genus Carlina carline thistle
knapweed; star thistle Centaurea , genus Centaurea
stout North American thistle with purplish-pink flower heads Cirsium discolor , field thistle
woolly thistle of western and central Europe and Balkan Peninsula Cirsium eriophorum , European woolly thistle
thistle of western North America having white woolly leaves Cirsium flodmanii , woolly thistle
perennial stoloniferous thistle of northern Europe with lanceolate basal leaves and usually solitary heads of reddish-purple flowers Cirsium helenioides , Cirsium heterophylum , melancholy thistle
one species: blessed thistle Cnicus , genus Cnicus
biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America cotton thistle , Onopordon acanthium , Onopordum acanthium , Scotch thistle , woolly thistle
annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads milkweed , Sonchus oleraceus
golden thistle of southwestern Europe cultivated for its edible sweet roots and edible leaves and stalks; its yellow flowers are used as a substitute for saffron Scolymus hispanicus , Spanish oyster plant
pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seedlike fruit of a thistle thistledown
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