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Meadow Thistle (?) enjoyed by a Swallowtail

Observed: 4th July 2009 By: hedgehoghedgehog’s reputation in Plants
Meadow thistle unsure
Swallowtail 3

There was quite a patch of these on a wet fen meadow. At least one Swallowtail seemed to like them!

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Meadow Thistle (Cirsium dissectum) interacts


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meadow thistle

Yes, that silvery stem and oval leaf shape is distinctive of this species. They are local but not uncommon in Dorset, but ours don't have swallowtails on them!

Bob Ford