Thistle – Cirsium species

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.

Edible Parts:

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.