Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)


30 July 2016


A widespread and common thistle, the Spear Thistle can be found on disturbed and cultivated ground such as pastures, roadside verges and field edges. Its classic thistle appearance - purple, fluffy-looking flowers sitting atop a spiny ball - may well have given rise to the Scottish national emblem. As with other thistles, it can become a nuisance on agricultural land and these species are often considered to be weeds(link)

11/7/14
Park



29/6/14
Yeadon Banks






22/6/13
Found on Yeadon Banks in middle field next to the Beck.



3/7/13
Found at Eccup Reservoir.


Flower


11/7/13
Chevin Park.


3/8/13
Yeadon Banks
Seed head

Seed head

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