Cirsium arvense

One of the worst invasive plants in North America, Canada thistle has some defenders, since insects and birds do utilize it.  Wicked thorns on the leaves and stems, even in seedlings.

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
creeping thistle
Canada thistle
Type: 
Non-Native
Herbaceous Plants - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Can be weedy
Attracts butterflies

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