spear thistle

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Related to spear thistle: bull thistle, Common thistle
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Noun1.Spear thistle - European thistle with rather large heads and prickly leavesspear thistle - European thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves; extensively naturalized as a weed in the United States
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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Other plants listed by Natural England and named in the Weeds Act 1959 are: Common Ragwort, Spear Thistle, Creeping or Field Thistle, Curled Dock and Broad-leaved Dock.
Spear Thistle (left): seeking a third success at Lingfield on heavy going
Spear Thistle (5-1) turned over hot-pot Cucumber Run after a thrilling finish to the three-runner Broadfeed Remembering Manhattan Boy Novices' Chase.
The Ladbroke, sponsors bet: 6-1 Ashkazar, Numide, 7-1 Aigle D'Or, 8-1 Sentry Duty, 10-1 Psycho, Sunnyhillboy, 12-1 River Liane, 14-1 Five Dream, Khyber Kim, Sky Hall, 20-1 Alsadaa, Art Professor, Belcantista, Cuan Na Grai, Gloucester, Noble Alan, Spear Thistle, Take The Breeze,Wingman, 25-1 bar.
Spear Thistle was impressive at Uttoxeter but a 10lb rise in the weights makes him worth opposing, so I'm drawn to the bottom two.
Backed into 11-10 favourite, Hogan's charge was well on top in the closing stages as Kieren Fallon drove him to a three-and-a-half-length success over Spear Thistle.
It was not then listed as poisonous to livestock but was included with other weeds such as spear thistle, creeping (field) thistle, curled dock and common dock.
Three cotoneaster bushes are blossoming and a strident spear thistle towers above the nettles there.
The two shortest-priced runners of the day both got chinned, with 1-4 Cucumber Run putting in a shoddy round of jumping before going down to Spear Thistle in a close finish at Plumpton (also traded at odds-on in the photo, just to add salt to the wounds).
45 conditions are absolutely ideal for Spear Thistle and it is just a shame this race is not at Lingfield as he particularly loves to slosh through the mud there.
In plant life, butterbur, lichen, liverworts, moss, fern, wood sorrel, herb robert, spear thistle and a multitude of trees.