Day: October 28, 2014

Scotch Thistle (Onopordum accanthium)

From the Wikipedia entry on this invasive weed: Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle, Scotch thistle), is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe and Western Asia, from the Iberian Peninsula east to Kazakhstan, and north to central Scandinavia, and widely naturalized elsewhere. It is a vigorous biennial plant with coarse, spiny

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