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Carduus crispus

Carduus crispus
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Copyright: Boguslaw Fikiel (busiekptok) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 39] (405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-15
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Fuji Film 7.8-46.8 mm 1:2.8-3.1 6 x opti, CF 512 Mb
Exposure: f/8, 1/550 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-15 6:18
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Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Carduus crispus or Welted thistle is a member of the daisy family Asteraceae. It is a favorite foodplant of caterpillars of the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), which derives its specific name from their preference for thistles. It's also said to hold alterative and anodyne properties in its roots.

Extracts from this plant have been found to have anti-cancer properties, the main one of which being Crispine A. The plant is mainly found in asia and china and grows on waste or uncared for soil

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great capture

U have truly captured its gigantic size

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