Cirsium palustre, SE: Kärrtistel, DE: Sumpf-Kratzdistel,
NL: Kale jonker, UK: Marsh Thistle
|| ||Cirsium palustre (L.) Scop.|
|| ||Cnicus palustris (L.) Willd.|
|| ||Sumpf-Kratzdistel |
|| ||Kale jonker|
|| ||Marsh Thistle|
|| ||Asteraceae - Compositae, Aster family, Korgblommiga växter|
|| ||Height 60-120 cm, erect, slender, ribbed; spiny-winged|
|| ||Rosette; basal and lower stem leaves are narrowly elliptic; with spiny edges but not spiny on leaf surface|
|| ||Flowerheads clustered at ends of stems and branches|
|| ||Deep purple or white, flower-heads somewhat cottony and nearly globular, 15-20 mm across, stalkless and in clusters; involucral bracts erect, pointed, lanceolate and tipped with purple or black; florets all tubular|
|| ||July, August|
|| ||Cypsela, surrounded by pappus, 2.5-3.5 mm long|
|| ||Moorland, marshes, roadsides, croft land|
|| ||Throughout the country|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Cirsium, from the Greek word kirsos, "swollen vein". Thistles were used as a remedy against swollen veins.
palustre, Palus, pool; growing in marshes.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.