Wild Harris

Creeping Thistle

Creeping Thistle 1 LCampbell.jpgCreeping Thistle    (Photo: Laurie Campbell)

This is the most common thistle. It has creeping roots that can spread very quickly. The leaves are spiky, like other thistles, but the stem is smooth – that’s how to tell it apart. It is a listed weed, which means that it must be removed from cultivated fields.

by Alison Tyler