22. Creeping Thistle

No 22
Common Name: Creeping Thistle
Scientific Name: Cirsium arvense
Irish Name: Feochadán reatha
Family: Asteraceae
Habitat: grassland
Uses: Listed under the Noxious Weeds Act 1936,

Native thistle provide important habitat and food sources for native fauna. The nectar and pollen of native thistles are incredibly valuable food sources to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Many insects feed on the leaves, stems, flowers and seeds, while some songbirds also feed on thistle seeds

Creeping Thistle

Creeping Thistle

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