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Common Name: Stemless Thistle
Cirsium acaulon is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has medicinal and miscellaneous uses.
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.