UACES Facebook Common Thistle

Common Thistle

April 2012

QuestionCan you tell me what the attached plant is? Is it family to the weeds?


AnswerIt is a common thistle, which is a member of the aster family. While they do have pretty flowers, the thorniness of the plant coupled with the invasive qualities of the plant make it less than desirable. I would try to get it out of your yard.

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