Scientific Name: Cirsium vulgare Form: Vase
Common Name:bull thistle Texture:
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural), Biennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Africa, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Lobed, Simple, Alternate, Basal, Pinnate venation, Prickly, Elliptic, Spinose
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Purple, Pink, May- Jun- Jul
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, White, Aug- Jul- Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Landscape Uses:
Key ID Features:Leaves are stoutly spined, grey-green, deeply lobed basal leaves up to 15–25 cm long, with smaller leaves on the upper part of the flower stem; the leaf lobes are spear-shaped; heads 2.5–5 cm wide, florets appear all the same.