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''Cirsium palustre'', the marsh thistle or European swamp thistle, is a herbaceous biennial species of the genus ''Cirsium''. It is a tall thistle which reaches up to 2 metres in height. The strong stems have few branches and are covered in small spines. In its first year the plant grows as a dense rosette, at first with narrow, entire leaves with spiny, dark purple edges; later, larger leaves are lobed. In the subsequent years the plant grows a tall, straight stem, the tip of which branches repeatedly,.. more

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Lars Korb
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Uploaded Jul 11, 2018.