Spear Thistle

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Spear Thistle – Cirsium vulgare

Plant :  Spear Thistle is widespread in moorland, rough ground, hedgerows and shrub land.  It is attractive to bees, as well as many other pollinators.  It produces tall, strong, spiky, branched stems up to 1.5 m high.  These stems have characteristic thistle flower heads at their ends.  It is a member of the Asteraceae family and is attractive to bees.

Flower : The flower head is made up of numerous small, purple florets, which flower between July and October.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Cirsium vulgare

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