Thistle – Canada

Cirsium arvense

Family Composite (Compositae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Meadows, roadsides
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 2-6′
Flower Flowers are globular and pink to rose colored about 1/2″ wide. Many flowers per plant.
Leaf There are many leaves and they alternate along the stem. They are finer than those of the Bull Thistle.
Notes The stem is erect and grooved, but usually not as thick as the Bull Thistle. Roots are deep and it forms colonies.

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