Carduus nutans (Musk Thistle) is a species of biennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Asia and Europe. They have simple, broad leaves and achenes. Flowers are visited by White-lined Sphinx, Lasioglossum puncticolle, Brown-banded carder bee, and Nevada Bumble Bee. Individuals can grow to 0.65 m.
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