Tuberous Thistle

Cirsium tuberosum

Common Name:
Tuberous Thistle
Scientific Name:
Cirsium tuberosum
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
aster and thistle family
Family (Scientific):
Asteraceae
Longevity:
Perennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Star Rating:
Flowering:
Jun - Aug
Height:
20 - 35cm

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Species Description

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.