Stemless Thistle
Seedling
Ellura
Pleated Copper-wire Daisy
Whole Plant Bulked up
 
    
Stemless Thistle (Onopordum acaulon)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Asterales
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Stemless Thistle (Onopordum acaulon)
This Photo:     Seeding
Other names: Flat thistle, Horse Thistle, Stemless Onopordon or White thistle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Scattered seedlings have been found & removed. All clear at this stage.
Seedlings are soft and easy to handle. Mature plants are very prickly & large, making removal difficult. Slow growing and easy to find seedlings with regular inspections.
Silver grey in colour and has no discernible stem

Copyright © 2010- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Nov-2010
This species is classed as I (Introduced - Foriegn)