|Common Name:||Plumeless thistle|
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|Habitat/Range:||• none reported in Northwest BC • occurs in isolated pockets in the Thompson agricutural region, but is a major concern in the Omineca agricultural region|
• biennial herb that grows 0.3 to 1.5 m tall
• stems spiny-winged and branched above
• basal leaves lacking; stem leaves narrowly elliptical in outline, deeply lobed or pinately cut, sparsely hairy on main veins, spiny margined
• flowers purprle; heads discoid, clustered, or solitary and erect at the ends of branches
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