Picris echioides L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Picris echioides L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Coarse, somewhat spiny-hispid annual 3–8 dm; lvs toothed or entire, the lower oblanceolate and petioled, the others more lanceolate or oblong, sessile and somewhat clasping, the blade to 25 × 7 cm; invol 1–2 cm, biseriate, the inner bracts narrow, commonly with a subterminal spiny awn-tip, the outer 3–5 foliaceous, ovate or lance- ovate, 3.5–8 mm wide, not much if at all shorter than the inner; achenes distinctly slender-beaked, the body 2–4 mm, the beak nearly as long, or longer, very fragile near its base; outer achenes half-moon-shaped, pale, woolly, partly enfolded by the bracts, the others narrower, shining, brown, rugulose, obscurely nerved; 2n=10. Fields and waste places; native of Europe, occasionally found in our range. July–Sept.

  • Common Names

    bristly ox-tongue