One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thistle which has a solitary drooping flower with a musky fragrance.
Carduus nutans, family Compositae
- ‘Currently there are six noxious weeds in Nebraska, including Canada thistle, plumeless thistle, musk thistle, leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, and diffuse knapweed.’
- ‘Although musk thistle is not poisonous, livestock will not graze near the plants and may refuse to enter heavily infested areas.’
- ‘In addition, biennial weeds such as musk thistle, wild carrot, and burdock should be eliminated before establishing forage.’
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