⚠ Version 1 of The Plant List has been superseded.
This name is in version 1.1 of The Plant List, record gcc-74559, with some changes.
This name is a synonym of Carduus nutans subsp. alpicola (Gillot) Chass. & Arènes.
The record derives from TICA which reports it as a synonym (record F280A7AA-3194-4B71-B46B-43FB67B9AD8E) with original publication details: "Bull. Herb. Boissier, II, 3: 737 (1902)" 737 1902.