A Thistle perhaps?

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  1. wildcattt

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    A Thistle perhaps?

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    Can u please help me identify this wild flower?

    Thank you all.....
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Some sort of thistle, yes. Possibly Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense, but not definitely so. Photos of the leaves and the whole plant would help to identify which species.
     
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    Here's a Pic showing the whole plant. I will remember to include this next time I request an ID..

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    Sure looks like a thistle to me. (Bbop)
     
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    Canada Thistle: Cirsium arvense
     
  6. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle); the stem is too stout and silvery-glaucous, and the flowerhead receptacle is too bulbous. I'd suspect more likely Cirsium dissectum (Meadow Thistle) or Cirsium tuberosum (Tuberous Thistle).
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Or Cirsium undulatum?
     
  8. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That looks an even better candidate.
     

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