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: 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
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