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Falconer's Thistle

Cirsium falconeri

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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4 Comments

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 7 years ago

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

Wild Things
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 ?

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Yes, Safflower. Thank you Yogesh.

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 7 years ago

safflower?

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Spotted by
Wild Things

Uttarakhand, India

Lat: 30.77, Long: 79.50

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

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