Cirsium dissectum (L.) Hill
(meadow thistle)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesCirsium dissectum (meadow 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 dissectum (Meadow Thistle) :
1: Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle)
30 May 2017 Vice County: Clare (VC H09) Eire
3 or 4 large plants growing beside car park
Image 1: Capitula - white backgroundImage 2: Capitulum - white backgroundImage 3: Capitulum - white background (2)Image 4: Leaf base - top surface - white backgroundImage 5: Leaf base - under surface - white backgroundImage 6: LeavesImage 7: Peduncle and base of capitulum - close-up - white backgroundImage 8: PlantImage 9: Stem leaf - top surface - white backgroundImage 10: Stem leaf - top surface - white background (2)Image 11: Stem leaf - under surface - white backgroundImage 12: Stem surface - lower stem - close-up - enlarged - white backgroundImage 13: Stem surface - mid stem - close-up - enlarged - white backgroundImage 14: Stem surface - upper stem - close-up - enlarged - white background
2: Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle)
25 Jul 2015 OSGR: SU00 50° 50' N, 1° 60' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
single large plant
Image 1: Capitulum - in bud - side viewImage 2: Capitulum - in flower - side viewImage 3: Capitulum - in flower - side view (2)Image 4: Capitulum - in flower - side view (3)Image 5: Leaf rosetteImage 6: Leaf - undersideImage 7: Leaves - top surfacesImage 8: Plant - side viewImage 9: Plant - side view (2)
3: Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle)
9 Jul 2005 OSGR: SP51 51° 50' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
Image 1: Leaf rosettes
4: Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle)
9 Jun 2003 OSGR: SS78 51° 30' N, 3° 40' W Vice County: Glam (VC 41) Wales
in dune slack
Image 1: Meadow Thistles in dune slackImage 2: Meadow Thistles in dune slack (2)
5: Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle)
28 Jul 2000 OSGR: SU36 51° 20' N, 1° 30' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Image 1: Capitulum - in flower - side viewImage 2: Capitulum - in flower - side view (2)Image 3: Capitulum - in flower - top viewImage 4: Capitulum - in flower - top view - close-upImage 5: Capitulum - in fruit - side viewImage 6: LeavesImage 7: Leaves (2)Image 8: PlantsImage 9: Stem leafImage 10: Pappus - detail - magnifiedImage 11: Pappus - detail - magnified (2)Image 12: Seed and pappus - magnifiedImage 13: Seed - magnifiedImage 14: Three seeds - magnifiedImage 15: Three seeds - magnified (2)
6: Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle)
7 Jul 1971 OSGR: TQ31 50° 60' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Image 1: PlantsImage 2: Capitulum - side view - enlargedImage 3: Fruiting capitulum - enlarged

Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references relevant to Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle)

Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

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