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Marsh Thistle

A tall, untidy thistle growing in damp habitats anywhere across the county.


Common Name Marsh Thistle
Scientific Name Cirsium palustre
Species Group Daisy Family Compositae
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Daisy family - Compositae
Status Frequent
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for A tall prickly thistle with a branches stem but small flowers for the size of the plant
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Daisy Family Compositae