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Scottish Thistle

Observed: 18th June 2012 By: emmas
Scottish Thistle

This is some type of Scottish thistle that I'd be interested to find out which particular one it is. There was a perfectly normal one next to it.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Marsh Thistle (Cirsium palustre) interacts


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Wow! One of the most extreme examples of fasciation I can remember seeing. Incredible!
Did you get a photo of the one next to it?


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WOW Indeed :-)

That was our reaction when we saw it. I thought someone had dropped a hair scrunchy on the thistle, and my friend thought it was a snake, until closer inspection. Unfortunately, and stupidly I didn't get a snap of the one next to it. Thanks for the info on fasciation though, very interesting indeed.