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WOOLLY THISTLE Cirsium eriophorum (Asteraceae) Height to 1.5m. Upright biennial of calcareous grassland. Stems are furrowed, cottony and unwinged. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 6-7cm across, comprising reddish purple florets topping a ball coated with cottony bracts; heads are solitary (Jul-Sep). FRUITS have feathery pappus hairs. LEAVES are pinnate, spiny and cottony below. STATUS-Local, mainly in S.
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WOOLLY THISTLE Cirsium eriophorum (Asteraceae) Height to 1.5m. Upright biennial of calcareous grassland. Stems are furrowed, cottony and unwinged. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 6-7cm across, comprising reddish purple florets topping a ball coated with cottony bracts; heads are solitary (Jul-Sep). FRUITS have feathery pappus hairs. LEAVES are pinnate, spiny and cottony below. STATUS-Local, mainly in S.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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