Cirsium palustre

(Marsh thistle)

Type
Herbaceous Perennial
Edible?
No
Culinary Uses?
No
Native?
Yes
Naturally occurring on site?
Yes
Propagated Here?
No

Description

A spiny thistle usually of about 1m height, with clusters of small purple or occasionally white flowers, much loved by bees and butterflies (such as the high brown fritillary here).