69. Marsh Thistle (and small tortosiseshell butterfly)

No 69
Common Name: Marsh Thistle (and small tortosiseshell butterfly)
Scientific Name: Cirsium palustre
Irish Name: Feochadán corraigh
Family: Asteraceae
Habitat: marshes, roadsides and woods
Uses: Edible parts of marsh thistle – Leaves and young shoots – raw or cooked. Stems – raw or cooked like asparagus or rhubarb. The flower stalks are peeled and eaten raw or cooked.

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