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Scotch Thistle

Afrikaans name: Disseldoring

Scotch Thistle

Photo © Steven Herbert

Cirsium vulgare

The Scotch Thistle is a well-known plant. As most people know, it was introduced from the northern hemisphere and it is not indigenous to South Africa.

Scotch Thistles have a rugged beauty about them. The attractive purple flowers emerge from spiky bracts.

These plants can sometimes reach a height of 2 metres.

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