Plant Identification Database:
Compositae (Daisy)
Cynareae [Artichoke]
Order: Asterales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Compositae/Cynareae: LV: alternate, u. pinnate, spiny; FL: 7+ parts, head, disk and/or ray, minute disk florets, indeterminate, imbricate bracts o. imbricate conical/spherical o. spines, ovary inferior; FR: achene; ST: u. herb/shrub; EC:
alternate u. pinnate, spiny 7+ florets White; Yellow; Orange; Red; Pink; Blue; Violet; Green; Brown head, disk and/or ray, indeterminate, imbricate bracts o. imbricate conical/spherical o. spines minute disk florets O: inferior achene u. herb/shrub Compositae/Cynareae: LV: alternate, u. pinnate, spiny; FL: 7+ parts, head, disk and/or ray, minute disk florets, indeterminate, imbricate bracts o. imbricate conical/spherical o. spines, ovary inferior; FR: achene; ST: u. herb/shrub; EC:
Great burdock Arctium lappa Arctium Alternate, Petiole Ovate >12" 7 or more florets Blue/Violet Head-globose, Axillary >1" Herb, >1', Erect leaf cooked, RT cooked Great burdock Arctium lappa
Common burdock Arctium minus Arctium ovate purple/violet Head-globose, Axillary taproot RT cooked Roadside; Waste places Common burdock Arctium minus lesser burdock, burweed, louse-bur, common burdock, button-bur, cuckoo-button, wild rhubarb
Spotted knapweed Centaurea maculosa Centaurea Grassland/Fields; Roadside; Waste places Spotted knapweed Centaurea maculosa
Knapweed Centaurea nigra Centaurea Grassland/Fields; Roadside Knapweed Centaurea nigra
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense Cirsium LV cooked, RT cooked Waste places Canada thistle Cirsium arvense
Field thistle Cirsium discolor Cirsium LV cooked, RT cooked Field thistle Cirsium discolor
Pasture thistle Cirsium pumilum Cirsium LV cooked, RT cooked Pasture thistle Cirsium pumilum
Bull thistle Cirsium vulgare Cirsium 7 or more florets LV cooked, RT cooked Bull thistle Cirsium vulgare
Globe artichoke Cynara scolymus Cynara Foliage, Harold Feinstein Globe artichoke Cynara scolymus
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION