Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Spear Thistle
Cirsium vulgare
of the Daisy family
a biennial
80 -150 cm high
blooms July-October
likes grassy waste places, fields, hedgerows
can be seen throughout the Park. This was by the Bothwellhaugh Pavilion car park.




   
This big dramatic-looking thistle is often seen in the wild garden as it supports many other forms of wildlife such as bees, butterflies, beetles and birds who eat the ripe fruits