Part of plume thistle  genus Cirsium in aster / daisy / sunflower  family Asteraceae.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe and northern Asia.  In 🇺🇸 USA, it is also called 🇨🇦 Canada thistle and Canadian thistle, despite its origin having nothing to do with 🇨🇦 Canada.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan seeds prohibited in Michigan (.pdf page 2)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about creeping thistle Cirsium arvense

Best Control Practices BCP (Michigan) (.pdf) Biological Control in Eastern USA (.pdf page 225)

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