Cirsium arvense

Cirsium arvense

  • Cirsium arvense
  • Cirsium arvense
  • Cirsium arvense
  • Cirsium arvense
  • Flower name
    Cirsium arvense
  • Scientific name
    Cirsium arvense
  • Alias西洋刺薊, Canada thistle, Creeping thistle, 西洋棘アザミ
  • Place of originEurope
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Cirsium arvense

Cirsium arvense or creeping thistle(Cirsium arvense) is a perennial wild grass of the family Asteraceae naturalized from Europe. It has high reproductive ability, and it populates in the roadside, meadow, and wasteland. It is a dioecious strain, the upright hairless stem often branches. From summer to autumn, a large number of light brown head flowers will bloom with inflorescences on the tip of the stem. It is considered to be harmful weed because animals do not eat because there are sharp thorns in the leaves.

Name: Cirsium arvense, aka: Canada thistle, Creeping thistle, Place of Origin: Europe, Environment: roadside, Pastures, wastelands, plant height: 30 to 150 cm, leaves: alternate, leaf margin: shallow, inflorescence form: single apical flower, flower shape: head flower, flower color: light crimson, flower diameter: 1 to 2.2 cm, flowering period : July - September, dioecious strain, breeding method: species, rhizomes.


  • Order
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Cirsium
  • Species
    C. arvense
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Spiny
  • Life typeperennial wild grass
  • Flower colorsPink Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.2 cm

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