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Spear Thistle flower head, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands One of a handful of thistle species found growing in the wild in the Netherlands. They are relatively large plants. They are typically identified by a few factors that include plant height, leaf patterns, hair type (straight or feathered), amount of flower heads and bulb size and shape. <br />
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Spear Thistle flower head, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands

One of a handful of thistle species found growing in the wild in the Netherlands. They are relatively large plants. They are typically identified by a few factors that include plant height, leaf patterns, hair type (straight or feathered), amount of flower heads and bulb size and shape.

Spear Thistle flower heads, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands One of a handful of thistle species found growing in the wild in the Netherlands. They are relatively large plants. They are typically identified by a few factors that include plant height, leaf patterns, hair type (straight or feathered), amount of flower heads and bulb size and shape.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65434/spear_thistle_flower_head_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
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Spear Thistle plant, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands One of a handful of thistle species found growing in the wild in the Netherlands. They are relatively large plants. They are typically identified by a few factors that include plant height, leaf patterns, hair type (straight or feathered), amount of flower heads and bulb size and shape. <br />
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    comments (5)

  1. Lovely! It's so vibrant! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! I did dramatize things a bit in post :) Posted 4 years ago
      1. There's nothing wrong with a little drama :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Beautiful!

    These grow invasively here in the southern US! I love how gorgeous they are, but I can't help but be irked by their presence. :D
    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. I can imagine. They're pretty robust and dwell well also in disturbed areas. The thing I love about them is that they attract so many insects, saves a lot of time searching for them :) Posted 4 years ago

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''Cirsium vulgare'' is a species of the genus ''Cirsium'', native throughout most of Europe, western Asia, and northwestern Africa. It is also naturalised in North America and Australia and is as an invasive weed in some areas.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 22, 2018. Captured Jul 7, 2018 15:35.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm