Hairy Burr-daisy
Fruit, Back
Ellura
Maltese Cockspur
Habit
 
    
Saffron Thistle (Carthamus lanatus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Saffron Thistle (Carthamus lanatus)
Other names: OWWW THAT HURTS!, Distaff Thistle, False Star Thistle or Woolly Star Thistle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
A few scattered plants found & removed from Ellura
VERY prickly & stiff plant at all stages. Tall, green with cream/yellow flowers.
Prickles will go straight through leather gloves, weed bags, etc.

Copyright © 2010- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Nov-2010
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)