Marsh thistle

Marsh thistle

Observation - Marsh thistle - UK and Ireland. Description: Growing in a moisture retentive soil in an area near to a stream, this thistle was about 6ft tall. Usually these plants are much smaller. The Purple flowers attract insects. the leaves are spiny and long, arising from a central rosette.

Growing in a moisture retentive soil in an area near to a stream, this thistle was about 6ft tall. Usually these plants are much smaller. The Purple flowers attract insects. the leaves are spiny and long, arising from a central rosette.