Definition of Carduus nutans
1. Noun. Eurasian perennial naturalized in eastern North America having very spiny white cottony foliage and nodding musky crimson flower heads; valuable source of nectar.
Generic synonyms: Thistle
Group relationships: Carduus, Genus Carduus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Carduus Nutans
Literary usage of Carduus nutans
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Type species : carduus nutans L. Heads usually several, crowded at ends of winged ... carduus nutans L. Sp. PI. 821. ' 1753. Biennial, branched, sparingly ..."
2. Papers of the Manchester Literary Club by Manchester Literary Club (Manchester, England), Manchester Literary Club (1878)
"(carduus nutans). Another is dubbed the Nodding Thistle. ... the carduus nutans shows the merry " nid, nid, nodding" of the old Scotch song, and at the same ..."
3. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1833)
"Now, with the single exception of carduus nutans, they are all of them wanting in the lists of plants in Charnwood Forest and its vicinity, as given by the ..."