Carthamus lanatus from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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14-Sept-2011, 7:16:56 am14/09/11
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Carthamus lanatus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 830. 1753.


Common names: distaff thistledowny safflowersaffron thistlewoolly safflowerwoolly star thistle

Loosely cobwebby brached herb, leaves 10-15 cm long, divided along margin into linear or lanceolate spine-tipped lobes; heads 25-35 mm long, some what tomentose, outer phyllaries spreading and longer than inner; corolla yellow, sometimes darkly veined, anthers yellow; achene brown 4-6  mm long with scaly pappus  

The species is very common in Kashmir along woadsides, wastelansds, more common along Pampore karewas. Photographed from Baramulla, Kashmir in July, 2011


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Balkar Arya

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14-Sept-2011, 7:45:22 am14/09/11
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Prickly Plant !!
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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