WOOLLY THISTLE Cirsium eriophorum
Woolly Thistle is a native biennial which grows 40-100 cm in height and produces highly attractive globular heads between July and September. The spectacular blooms attract a wide range of insects but the spines are partucularly devilish, so may not be suitable for sites with children.
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|Provenance||VC41 Glamorgan (Vale of Glamorgan)|WOOLLY THISTLE Cirsium eriophorum - with Large Red Tailed Bumble Bee & flower beetles, Nash Lighthouse, Vale of Glamorgan WOOLLY THISTLE Cirsium eriophorum - Nash lighthouse meadow, Vale of Glamorgan WOOLLY THISTLE Cirsium eriophorum - Nash Point, Vale of Glamorgan WOOLLY THISTLE Cirsium eriophorum -
|Associations||The 'Biological Records Centre’s' website lists the following numbers of foodplant associates for Woolly Thistle: beetles (1), flies (6) and moths (1). However, the genus Cirsium as a whole, lists the following: beetles (35), flies (21), bugs (14), moths (34) and thrips (3).|