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Cirsium ochrocentrum

Yellowspine thistle

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusCirsiumFrom Greek kirsion, “a kind of thistle”

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Cirsium ochrocentrum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cirsium ochrocentrum (yellowspine thistle)

5/15/2014 · American Southwest (AZ or TX) · By Jacquelyn Boyt