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Falconer's Thistle

Cirsium falconeri


Falconer's Thistle is a very common spiny plant found in Western Himalayas. It was named for Hugh Falconer, 19th century Scottish doctor, geologist and botanist in India.


Falconer's Thistle is found at altitudes of 2700-4300 in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SE Tibet. Flowering: August-September.

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YogeshSave 7 years ago

ha Satyen, you right this is Cirsium falconeri....

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Wild Things 7 years ago

The more I look the more confused I am getting about the names of almost all my flower plant spottings. Now I have started feeling that this might be a Cirsium falconeri ?

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Wild Things 7 years ago

Yes, Safflower. Thank you Yogesh.

YogeshSave 7 years ago


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Uttarakhand, India

Lat: 30.77, Long: 79.50

Spotted on Aug 17, 2011
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

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