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Common Name: Stemless Thistle
Cirsium acaulon is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia to Spain and east to W. Asia.
Closely grazed pastures, especially on chalk or limestone[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Lepidoptera, Beetles, Self
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[
This plant is very injurious in grassland, killing all plants that grow below it[
At one time the root used to be chewed as a remedy for toothache[
The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression[
]. No details of potential yields etc are given[
Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c.