Field Thistle

Field Thistle

Botanical Name: Cirsium discolor

Height: Tall

Season of Bloom: Summer

Growing conditions: Full sun. Lean, well-drained soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Nutritious seeds are eaten by many birds but are especially important for baby Goldfinches, one of the few nestlings which are raised on a mix of seeds and insect foods.


Similar species: Swamp Thistle

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