Nodding Thistle

Plant Bio

Common Name:Nodding thistle
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Carduus
Species:nutans
Classification/Rank:Aggressive or Under Bio-control
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Description

• biennial herb that grows 0.3 to 2.4 m tall
• stems smooth
• basal leaves lacking; stem leaves lance shaped in outline, deeply lobed or pinnately cut; nearly smooth, spiny margined
• flowers are reddish-purple; heads solitary and nodding at the ends 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