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Welted Thistle (Carduus acanthoides)


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The Welted thistle does not have such strong spines as the other thistles. and its leaf blades are wide and soft towards the base. It can also be distinguished because a wing or 'welt' runs down the stem (not shown here). It prefers moist soil in lowland countryside. Picture taken on 24th June 2006 at Stevington, Bedfordshire.

2nd Jul 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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