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ASTERACEAE

TUBEROUS THISTLE Cirsium tuberosum

Tuberous Thistle is a native perennial growing 20-35 cm in height and produces loose clusters of flowers between June and August. Unlike most thistles it tends to grow within rather than above grassy swards and provides a rich nectar source for grassland invertebrates.

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ProvenanceVC41 Glamorgan (Vale of Glamorgan)
AssociationsThe 'Biological Records Centre’s' website lists the following numbers of foodplant associates for Tuberous Thistle: beetles (2) and moths (1). However, the genus Cirsium as a whole, lists the following: beetles (35), flies (21), bugs (14), moths (34) and thrips (3).
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