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What is this weed?

Posted by savanna07 7 SC (My Page) on
Sun, May 18, 14 at 15:14

Saw this out on a walk the other day and I think it's beautiful. The plant is about 5ft tall and these blooms are about the size of my fist. It had huge thorns all the way up the stalk

I'm just wondering if anyone know what it is.. Thanks in advance :)


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This is a view of the whole plant :)


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Artichokes blooming.


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, May 18, 14 at 17:36

A thistle, (as artichoke is) but the foliage is not right for artichoke. Would help to see the base of the flower and the plant itself. If it was artichoke the base of the flower would look like exactly the lower half of an artichoke.

Cirsium vulgare, (Bull Thistle) perhaps?


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Bull thistle vote from me, too.


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I think this is Carduus nutans - Nodding Thistle.

Here is a link that might be useful: Carduus nutans


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