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MELANCHOLY THISTLE Cirsium heterophyllum (Asteraceae) Height to 1m. Upright and unbranched perennial with stems that are grooved, cottony, spineless and unwinged. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 3-5cm across, with reddish purple florets; heads usually solitary or in small clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS have feathery pappus hairs. LEAVES are oval, toothed and barely spiny, green and hairless above but coated with white felt underneath. STATUS-Locally common only in N England and Scotland.
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MELANCHOLY THISTLE Cirsium heterophyllum (Asteraceae) Height to 1m. Upright and unbranched perennial with stems that are grooved, cottony, spineless and unwinged. FLOWERS are borne in heads, 3-5cm across, with reddish purple florets; heads usually solitary or in small clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS have feathery pappus hairs. LEAVES are oval, toothed and barely spiny, green and hairless above but coated with white felt underneath. STATUS-Locally common only in N England and Scotland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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