Flora of Northern Ireland
Cirsium dissectum
© Graham Day
Cirsium dissectum
(Map updated: March 2008)

This species is known as the Meadow Thistle or the Bog Thistle and is a tall spiny thistle of damp and peaty ground with an unbranched, unwinged and non-spiny stems bearing a solitary flower head. There are weak spines around the edges of the leaves.

Frequent in the west of N. Ireland, less common in the east.

All names: Cirsium dissectum (L.) Hill; Cirsium anglicum (Lam.) DC.; Cirsium pratense (Huds.) Druce, non DC.; Carduus pratensis Huds.; Cnicus pratensis (Huds.) Willd.