Creeping Thistle                       Fact File
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 28th June2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.


 
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 16th July 2016 using
Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 10th September 2015 using
Nikon D5200-18-55mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment
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Creeping Thistle.
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Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Cirsium arvense.
Asteraceae.
herbaceous perennial.
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Grassland and uncultivated soil
Dark pinky-purple flowers are borne July to September.
30 - 100 cms.
The roots are edible, though rarely used, not least due to their propensity to induce flatulence in some people. The taproot is considered the most nutritious. The leaves are also edible, though the spines make their preparation for food too tedious to be worth eating. The stalks, however, are also edible and more easily de-spined.