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Creeping Thistle

Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.

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Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, United Kingdom, China, Armenia, Italy, Western North America, Azerbaijan, Poland, Iran, Slovakia, Spain, Afghanistan, Portugal, Belarus, Georgia, Turkey, Albania, Ireland, France, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, North America, Turkmenistan, Norway, Russia, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine, French Southern Territories, Belgium, Sweden, Lithuania, Romania, Austria, and Switzerland. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Lasioglossum malachurum, Monarch, Polites peckius, and Cheilosia bergenstammi. Individuals can grow to 0.66 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Creeping Thistle. View this species on GBIF