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Weed Seed: Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus)

Family

Asteraceae

Distribution in Canada

Found in BC

Duration of life cycle

Annual

Seed/Fruit type

Achene - a one-seeded, dry fruit

Seed identification features

Size

Shape

Surface texture

Colour

Other structures

Similar species

Distaff thistle (Carthamus dentatus)

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

Photos

Photo - Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achene without pappus
Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achene without pappus
Photo - Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achene with pappus
Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achene with pappus
Photo - Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achene (top-down view showing peg)
Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achene (top-down view showing peg)
Photo - Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achenes
Woolly distaff thistle (Carthamus lanatus) achenes

Similar species

Photo - Similar species: Distaff thistle (Carthamus dentatus) achene
Similar species: Distaff thistle (Carthamus dentatus) achene
Photo - Similar species: Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) achene
Similar species: Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) achene
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