Canada Thistle

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Plant Bio

Common Name:Canada thistle
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Cirsium
Species:arvense
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
Method of Transportation:A single seedling can produce a large patch through vegetative propagation
Habitat/Range:Mesic to dry roadsides, fields and disturbed areas in the lowland, steppe and montane zones

Description

• biennial herb that grows 0.3 to 2.0 m tall • stems are erect, branched, and hairy •leaves are irregularly toothed, alternate, lance shaped on the lower stem becoming broader upwards, spiny toothed, smooth and green above, densely white hairy below • flowers are pink-purple

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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