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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. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Creeping Thistle is native to western north america, North America, French Southern Territories, Iran, Estonia, United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Afghanistan, Germany, Yugoslavia, Spain, Armenia, Finland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, China, Italy, Belarus, Albania, the Netherlands, Latvia, Portugal, France, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, Belgium, Turkey, Ireland, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, and Slovakia. It has simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by small white. Creeping Thistle is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 0.66 m. Reproduction is dioecious.

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