Bull Thistle

NWIPC NWIPC NWIPC Lisa Scott

Plant Bio

Common Name:Bull Thistle
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Cirsium
Species:vulgare
Classification/Rank:Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:Mesic to dry roadsides, fields, pastures and disturbed areas in the lowland, steppe and montane zones

Description

• biennial herb that grows 0.3-2.0 m tall • stems are erect, branched, and hairy • leaves are lobed, lance shaped, spiny-hairy above and white to grey-woolly below; upper stem leaves are reduced in size • flowers are purple, and several heads occur solitarily at the end of branches

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posted: July 14, 2017
Attend the BC Northern Exhibition for free!

The Northwest Invasive Plant Council will have an Information Booth at this year's BCNE, and we're looking for volunteers to help out.

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posted: July 7, 2017
Invaders! Invasive Species in BC

Watch this short video from the Province about invasive species and their impacts on BC - Invaders! Invasive Species in BC