Bull Thistle

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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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