Photos of Cirsium-palustre-~-marsh-thistle

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Cirsium palustre ~ marsh thistle



  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 0

  • also known as "European swamp thistle"

  • upper internodes with continuous (or intermittent) spiny "wings" running vertically

  • heads are small, and mostly in dense clusters

  • densely prickly stems

  • large, spiny basal rosettes

  • plant can be tall

  • can be invasive

  • throughout northern Michigan

  • non–native

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