|Common Name:||Russian thistle|
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|Habitat/Range:||• reported in Prince George in 2007. • tends to prefer and cause problems in areas drier than central and northern BC but further assessment is needed|
• annual herb that grows 0.1 to 1.0 m tall
• stems ascending, solitary, freely branched
• leaves alternate, linear, erect, spiny at the tip, reduced upward but broadened at the base
• flowers pink; solitary or clustered flowers in axils of the spiny bracts
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