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Creeping Thistle

Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.

2005 Luigi Rignanese   cc-by-nc

Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, United Kingdom, China, Armenia, Italy, Western North America, Azerbaijan, Poland, Iran, Slovakia, Spain, Afghanistan, Portugal, Belarus, Georgia, Turkey, Albania, Ireland, France, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, North America, Turkmenistan, Norway, Russia, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, French Southern Territories, Belgium, Sweden, Lithuania, Romania, Austria, and Switzerland. They have simple, broad leaves and achenes. Flowers are visited by Lucilia, Sphecodes ephippius, Batyle suturalis, and Oedemera lurida. Individuals can grow to 0.66 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Creeping Thistle. View this species on GBIF