Description Weeds are luckier than flowers because they are not killed for their beauties!~Mehmet Murat ildanBull Thistle gone to seed at the end of this summer season, photographed in Livingston Manor, New York, USAFamily: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this familyThis wildflower is a Non-native, invasive, herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial.It is erect, bushy, with a deep taproot and many spreading hairy or spiny branches, to 6' ht.Leaves are grey-green, deeply lobed, ending in long yellow spines; in a large basal rosette, up to 3' wide, and on the upper stem.Flower: one per stem, 1-2' diameter, pink-purple-violet, atop a spiny oviod sphere, golden tassels of dried flowery fuzz appear once bloom has died off.This plant flowers in the Summer, June-August, in overgrazed pastures, disturbed sites, roadsides; sunny sites with neutral mesic soil.Its range is Native to Europe, wetern Asia and north Africa. Present in all 50 states and non-arctic Canada.Also known as common thistle, spear thistle and is listed by the U.S. as a noxious weed.
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