Musk Thistle

Carduus nutans

Common Name:
Musk Thistle
Scientific Name:
Carduus nutans
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
aster and thistle family
Family (Scientific):
Asteraceae
Longevity:
Biennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Star Rating:
Flowering:
May - Aug
Height:
40 - 80cm

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Species Description

Musk Thistle is a native biennial which grows 40-80 cm in height and produces attractive nodding heads between May and August. A wide range of pollinator species are attracted to the large heavily scented flowers.