7 responses to “Cirsium vulgare”

  1. judy newton

    Thank you Daniel for the link to Ruth Jones Art of Tapestry. Her work is beautiful.

  2. Beverley

    Cirsium vulgare – Z2 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  3. Michael Brown

    Wonderful information, and thanks for those links!
    Also, … really love this flower, and all of those little ones that visit it often and for me and the camera to have some fun with!!

  4. Karla

    Yes, we have it here also – but luckily not on my acreage.
    I am searching for the nomerclature of the ‘teasel’ which is another thistle. native of ? etc. I believe it was brought to the colonies by those who used it as a primitive carding ‘tool’ for wool. I have only seen it once in VA growing wild.
    Info would be appreciated.

  5. Ron B

    Teasle is Dipsacus.

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    While Dipsacus (teasel) looks similar, it is in a different family, the Dipsacaceae. See this resource.

  7. Eric in SF

    And one learns something new every day! And it’s especially nice when it’s about a plant you’ve known all your life. Myrmecochore.

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