|Sub Kingdom||Tracheobionta (vascular plant)|
|Superdivision||Spermatophyta (seed plant)|
|Division||Magnoliophyta (flowering plant)|
|Common Name||Italian cocklebur|
annual herbaceous plant, with erect stem branched from the base. Leaves have a long leaf-stalk, triangular lamina and both surfaces are downy. Male flower heads are carried on short peduncles, female ones are composed by two flowers and are enveloped in a spiny wrapping. It flowers from July to October. The fruit is formed by the persistent wrapping.
|References||Associazione Micologica naturalistica Monti Sibillini|
|Source of the photo||Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti|