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Woolly Thistle - Cirsium eriophorum

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Woolly Thistle Woolly Thistle - Cirsium eriophorum dylan Blaise Castle 30 May 2022, 2:30 p.m. 29 May 2022, 4:38 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread but local following a line from the Bristol Region to Bury St Edmunds; Scattered elsewhere. Habitat includes: Dry, calcareous soils in places such as grassland, raodside verges, railway banks etc. Growing habit: Biennial. Height: Up to 1.5 m. Flowers: July to September.

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