bull thistle

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Synonyms for bull thistle

European thistle with rather large heads and prickly leaves

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Overdrive controls more than 90 annual broadleaf weeds, including kochia, Russian thistle, marestail, sowthistle and prostrate spurge, as well as more than 50 biennial and perennial weeds, such as musk thistle, yellow starthistle, Canada thistle, western ragweed, bull thistle and plumeless.
The one in particular I want to find is a mutant spineless Bull thistle (Cirsium), not the thistle look-a-like, knapweed.
And now Deborah Short, 23, of Knightswood, Glasgow, has announced she will sue the Black Bull Thistle Hotel in East Dumbartonshire for the pain and trauma she suffered during the attack.
The leaves are easily distinguished from those of the common or bull thistle, the leaves of which are very rough on both surfaces and bear a large number of spines of varying lengths.
Yet the grandest of them all, towering up to six feet in height, are the purple bull thistles, with blue and pink flowers the size of eggs nodding on thin, spine-covered stalks.