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Bear'sbreech sp - Spiny or not?

Observed: 4th September 2012 By: IWoodwardIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in PlantsIWoodward’s reputation in Plants
HP Lake Bearsbreech sp 2012-09-04 1
HP Lake Bearsbreech sp 2012-09-04 3
HP Lake Bearsbreech sp 2012-09-04 4
HP Lake Bearsbreech sp 2012-09-04 5
Description:

Found woodland edge opposite row of houses. Garden refuse often through out in this area and is presumed to be the original source of this plant

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Acanthus interacts

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Acanthus mollis

Site revisted on 30th September and plant re-examined: Leaves are not spiny and are glabrous; and bracts are more or less glabrous. Therefore, I believe this is most likely to be A. mollis rather than A. spinosa.