Hairy Burr-daisy
Fruit, Back
Maltese Cockspur
Saffron Thistle (Carthamus lanatus)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: 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)
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 I (Introduced - Foriegn)