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Musk Thistle

Carduus nutans


Low growing hardy plant, usually requiring two years to complete its cycle. The specimen here was not very tall - about 40cm in height, with rough waxy and spiny leaves, and large purple flower-heads.


Found (and observed regularly) growing in coastal heaths of Brittany, France; most often on very rocky terrains, often isolated from other vegetation. Most of heaths visited were protected.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Cancale, Bretagne, France

Spotted on Jul 19, 2020
Submitted on Aug 18, 2020

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