Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.
(creeping thistle)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesCirsium arvense (creeping thistle)
GenusCirsium (thistle)
TribeCardueae (“thistles”)
SubfamilyLACTUCOIDEAE (“dandelions”)
FamilyASTERACEAE (daisies, dandelions and thistles, composite)
OrderASTERALES (daisies, dandelions, thistles and bell flowers)
SubclassEU-DICOTS (dicotyledonous flowering plants)
ClassMAGNOLIOPSIDA (flowering plants)
PhylumTRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants)
KingdomPLANTAE (plants)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle) :
1: Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)
4 Jul 1998 OSGR: SU56 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Image 1: FloretImage 2: Floret (2)Image 3: Floret (3)Image 4: Floret (4)Image 5: FloretsImage 6: Flower and budsImage 7: Flower and buds (2)Image 8: Flower and buds (3)Image 9: Flower budImage 10: Flower headImage 11: Flower head (2)Image 12: Flower - LSImage 13: Flower - LS (2)Image 14: InflorescenceImage 15: Leaf tip - close-upImage 16: Leaf - uppersideImage 17: Leaf - underside
2: Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)
17 Jul 1971 OSGR: TQ21 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Image 1: Plants
3: Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)
25 Jun 1970 OSGR: TG10 52° 40' N, 1° 10' E Vice County: East Norfolk (VC 27) England
White-flowered form
Image 1: Capitulum - side view - enlarged

Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 66 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)
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