Thistle – Cirsium species
This plant may grow as high as 1.5 meters. Its leaves are long-pointed, deeply lobed, and prickly.
Habitat and Distribution:
Thistles grow worldwide in dry woods and fields.
Peel the stalks, cut them into short sections, and boil them before eating. The roots are edible raw or cooked. CAUTION: Some thistle species are poisonous. Other Uses: Twist the tough fibers of the stems to make a strong twine.