Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.
(spear thistle)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesCirsium vulgare (spear 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 vulgare (Spear Thistle) :
1: Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
23 Jun 2005 OSGR: SU06 51° 20' N, 1° 50' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
Image 1: Capitulum buds - side view - close-upImage 2: Capitulum buds - top view - close-upImage 3: Leaves - close-upImage 4: Leaves - close-up (2)Image 5: Plant - in situ - on downlandImage 6: Plant - in situ - on downland (2)
2: Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
20 Feb 2005 OSGR: SU36 51° 20' N, 1° 30' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
winter rosette
Image 1: Winter rosetteImage 2: Winter rosette (2)
3: Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
27 Jul 2000 OSGR: SU56 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Image 1: Capitulum - side viewImage 2: Capitulum - top viewImage 3: Capitulum with first florets burstingImage 4: Fruiting capitulum - side viewImage 5: Fruiting capitulum - side view (2)Image 6: Plant
4: Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
11 Mar 2000 OSGR: SY39 50° 40' N, 2° 60' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
Image 1: Winter rosetteImage 2: Winter rosette (2)Image 3: Winter rosette - leaf close-up
5: Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
20 Nov 1999 OSGR: SU16 51° 20' N, 1° 50' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
Image 1: Over-wintering rosette
6: Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
17 Jul 1971 OSGR: TQ21 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Fasciated plant . Photos: Fasciated plant
Image 1: Fasciated plant
7: Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
7 Aug 1970 OSGR: TQ20 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Image 1: Capitulum - side view - close-upImage 2: Plants

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

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

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 35 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)
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