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Creeping Thistle

Cirsium arvense

PLANT FAMILY

Asteraceae.

AROMA

Earthy, honeyed scent.

TASTE

The flower tastes similar to artichokes and the interior nut tastes not unlike sunflower seeds.

CHARACTERISTICS

This plant can tolerate very low tem- peratures. Dark pink/purple flowers from July to September on top of tall stems.

A symbol of Scotland and used for medicinal purposes by various native American tribes, the creeping thistle is thought to be part of the original curse on mankind due to its almost unstoppable ability to spread out of control.

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