Cirsium vulgare (Spear thistle)

Spear thistle


Cirsium vulgare

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Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten – (Spear thistle)

Prickly biennial herb of the daisy family -compositae- till 150 cm tall. Stems with spiky discontinuous wings. Leaves deeply divided, lobes ending with a spine and a solitary spear- shaped lobed at the end. Flower-heads till 5 cm long, purple, with tomentous bracts, ending with a spine. In dry calcareous meadows and by the side of the paths.

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
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