creeping thistle


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Related to creeping thistle: spear thistle, Cursed Thistle

creeping thistle

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(Plants) a weedy Eurasian thistle, Cirsium arvense, common as a fast-spreading weed in the US. US and Canadian name: Canada thistle
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Noun1.creeping thistle - European thistle naturalized in United States and Canada where it is a pernicious weedcreeping thistle - European thistle naturalized in United States and Canada where it is a pernicious weed
plume thistle, plumed thistle - any of numerous biennial to perennial herbs with handsome purple or yellow or occasionally white flower heads
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In cultivated ground weeds such as pineapple weed, coltsfoot, groundsel, sow thistle and creeping thistle all irritate allotment holders, particularly as one of the features of many plants in the daisy family is that their seeds are wind distributed.
Last year council officers drafted new policies in a bid to stop the spread of weeds such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, spear thistle, creeping thistle, field thistle, curled dock, broad-leaved dock and ragwort, which poisons grazing animals.
Council officers have drafted new policies in a bid to stop the spread of weeds such as invasive Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, spear thistle, creeping thistle, field thistle, curled dock, broad-leaved dock and ragwort, which poisons grazing animals.