Bull Thistle

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Plant Bio

Common Name:Bull Thistle
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Cirsium
Species:vulgare
Classification/Rank:Invasive
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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: November 7, 2018
2017 Annual Report from NWIPC is now online

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

posted: November 3, 2018
WeedsBMP App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available

Land owners and managers have long recognized the need to control invasive plants to limit their impacts. In May 2018, a new smartphone app...