West Highland Flora

Creeping Thistle


Cirsium arvense

 

Cirsium arvense

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common on roadsides, rough ground and grassland

Flowerhead diameter c 2 cm

ID: Leaves spiny, stem spineless.

Other features: Flowerheads fragrant.  Involucre purplish.  Spreads by creeping roots.  Separate male and female flowerheads, the male ones having more spherical involucres.

 

Cirsium arvense

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

  Cirsium arvense

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

 

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