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Musk Thistle


An attractive thistle with a large flower pad that distinctively bends forward.


 

Common Name Musk Thistle
Scientific Name Carduus nutans
Species Group Daisy Family Compositae
Status
Interest Level
3
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Daisy family - Compositae
Status Locally frequent
Flower Colour Group Purple
Visible
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Lovely soft flower pads adored by bees and with the flower heads bending over
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Daisy Family Compositae