<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Musk Thistle

 

 
Musk Thistle
 

 

Musk Thistle can be recognised by the large, nodding flowerheads, red-purple and fragrant. The stems are cottony, with sharp spines, except for a short part just beneath the flowers.

Common in England and Wales in open grassland on lime, but much more rare in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In flower during summer and early autumn.

 

 

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