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Meadow Thistle?

Observed: 19th July 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Flowers deeper purple than lilac Creeping Thistle nearby.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Marsh Thistle (Cirsium palustre) interacts

Comments

Blewit Boy's picture

Looks too tall..............

Looks a bit too tall to be C.dissectum. Also the clustered flowers atop the stem look more like C.palustre to me. C.dissectum flowers are usually solitary. I think I can see spiny winged projections on the stem too.

chris

bobthebirder's picture

thistles

Looks like a marsh thistle with those clustered flower-heads. Meadow thistle has solitary flowers with silvery stems. Marsh thistles look untidy, meadow thistles always look strikingly graceful.

Bob Ford

jhn7's picture

Thanks!

Thank you to both of you. It was not marshy so that put me off!

Janet
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