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Edelberg's Cotton Thistle   
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Edelberg's Cotton Thistle
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Edelberg's Cotton Thistle
Botanical name: Carduus edelbergii    Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Carduus nutans var. lucidus

Edelberg's Cotton Thistle is a tall stout thistle 1-2 ft tall, grooved, with wavy wigs. It has thorny lobed leaves 0.5-1 ft long. Flower-heads are born singly, 2-4 cm across, pink. Edelberg's Cotton Thistle is found in the Himalayas. Seed-pods are pale brown. Edelberg's Cotton Thistle is found in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh at altitudes of 2000-4500 m.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh Photographed in Kashmir.

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