Also known as
Bull Thistle, Dodder, Scotch Thistle, Black Thistle, Common Thistle, Green Thistle
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Spear Thistle Overview
This is a biennial that can grow up to 2 metres tall at a fast rate. It is seen as a weed in most areas as they are hard to get rid of once seeds have dropped, however they are edible and commonly used in medicines.
How to propagate Spear Thistle
You can propagate by division in the spring.
Seed in the autumn.
Special features of Spear Thistle
Other uses of Spear Thistle
Wildflower/meadow. Attracts butterflies