creeping thistle


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creeping thistle

n
(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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These botanicals, endemic to the Scottish island, are apple mint, sweet chamomile, creeping thistle, downy birch, elder, gorse, hawthorn, heather, juniper, lady's bedstraw, lemon balm, meadowsweet, mugwort, red clover, spearmint, sweet cicely, bog myrtle (sweet gale), tansy, water mint, white clover, wild thyme, and wood sage.
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.