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Old 06-18-2020, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default What specific purplel thistle is this?

It is about 1.5 inches across, seen growing along the Fox River, Northern Illinois USA.


I am 99% that it is a purple thistle, on one level. Is there a more specific identifier for it?


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Old 06-18-2020, 09:03 PM   #2
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Could possibly be a Musk Thistle.
See: Page 48 here: https://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/lib...Plants-Web.pdf
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Old 06-19-2020, 10:00 AM   #3
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Great, thanks again.
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Could possibly be a Musk Thistle.
See: Page 48 here: https://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/lib...Plants-Web.pdf
That's a useful site to have at hand, Hava, but I notice they list Impatiens capensis as being non-native, which is incorrect. I've been growing it here for years, as it's a great hummingbird plant. Interesting how it made it on to that list...
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