Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Bull Thistle can grow to 2 metres high.

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

The flower is often almost circular in appearance.

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Bull Thistle has a wide variety of habitats from fields, shores, ditches, vacant lots, dumps and other disturbed sites to clearings and trails.

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

It is a native of Eurasia and was first seen in this area in the 1830’s.

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

This is definitely not a plant to touch unless you are wearing gloves.

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
with Oxe-eye Daisies
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Miles Hearn

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