Nodding Thistle

Muskthistle, Nodding Plumeless Thistle

Carduus nutans L.

Nodding Thistle

Nodding Thistle

Family :Asteraceae

Longevity :Annual

Origin :Introduced

Season :Cool

Nodding Thistle is an introduced flower with several nodding petals on a bunch of pointed leaves. It grows sixteen to eighty inches in height in disturbed portions, pastures, hillsides and fields of the Edwards Plateau. It blooms May to July.

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