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Cirsium arvense

Cirsium arvense
Creeping Thistle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

12-20 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

30-100 cm

Description

Vigorous creeping underground stems lead to this plant being a widespread weed. Stems much branched, flowers at the ends in clusters.

Flowers

Flower heads with pink-purple florets.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Lobes almost to central midrib, serrated, undulating and spiny.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit with hairs.

Edible

Leaves, stems and roots. Roots may cause flatulence.

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