Creeping Thistle - Cirsium arvense - Wildflowers in an English Country Garden

Creeping Thistle

Creeping Thistle - Cirsium arvense Cirsium arvense

 

Colour: Purple
Flowering: July - September
Height: Up to 39" (100 cm)
Family: Asteraceae
   

 

Creeping Thistle    


Creeping Thistle, sometimes called Field Thistle, is a very common weed in Britain. It thrives in fields and meadows.

It has clusters of pink/purple flowerheads up to about 2 cms across. Unlike other thistles, the stem is not winged or spiny. The leaves are long, narrow and very spiny.

As the name suggests, Creeping Thistle spreads underground, creeping through the soil.

 

Creeping Thistle - Cirsium arvense
Creeping Thistle

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