Purple stemmed thistle with waxy leaves seen in Oxfordshire.
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I.d. note; Rounded auricles to the leaves. annual/ biennial with tap-root surrounded by fibrous roots not a creeping root which throws up new plants.
Thanks for your ID. Some of those thistles are tricky.
Were the leaves prickly to the touch ?
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Leaves not prickly on the surface - only around the edges. They were quite waxy.
Lat/Lng: 51.8436, -1.4663
OS grid ref: SP368162