Musk & Canada Thistle

Musk thistleMusk Thistle
Carduus nutans

  • grows 4 to6 feet tall

  • flower heads nod in the breeze

  • flowers are purple to rose color up to 3 inches in diameter

  • long sharp spiny leaf edges with hairless stems

  • spreads by seed, has single tap root

  • bag blossom heads

Canada Thistle
Cirsium arvense Yellow Toadflax

  • grows 1 to 4 feet tall

  • flowers are lavendar to purple in color

  • prickly leaf edges with hairy stems

  • spreads by seed and creeping roots

  • tiling/breaking roots propigates growth

  • WEAR GLOVES, LONG SLEEVES with both species