Thistle, Musk


Musk Thistle is a biennial plant that be found in most areas of the United States. The plant can range in height from 1-9 feet. The leaves of the plant are easy to distinguish by being deeply serrated with all the edges of the leaves coming to a sharp looking point. The leaves are smooth, lacking any hairs on them. The flowers of the plant bloom from May-August and are fairly large, around half inch to an inch wide, which is generally rose-purple to white in color. The plant in some areas is considered a noxious and must be controlled with the use of an herbicide. If you suspect that you have Musk Thistle please contact your local extension office to see if there are any regulations regarding the plant in your area.

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