Cirsium arvense 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 achene. Flowers are visited by Red tailed bumblebee. Individuals can grow to 0.66 m.
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