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Spotting

Description:

Low growing plant found on the edge of lawn and flower beds. Leaves are covered in bristles. Each leaf tip also has a stiffer bristle extending from the tip. My first thought was some type of wild lettuce, but doesn't quite fit the typical description.

Habitat:

Lawn/garden edge

1 Species ID Suggestions

Sudachi
Sudachi 9 years ago
Thistle


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3 Comments

ellymayfly
ellymayfly 9 years ago

thistle

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

I don't know what these are, but they sure hurt when I stepped on them barefoot when I was a kid!!

Sudachi
Sudachi 9 years ago

Looks like a type of thistle. I can't really tell without a flower though. I thought perhaps Cirsium vulgare, but the leaves look different. It looks a lot like the thistle species you see in Japan, but there are so many species that look very similar.

TimTwohig
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TimTwohig

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 17, 2012

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