|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies|
|Family:||Daisy (Asteraceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Stemless Thistle (Onopordum acaulon)|
|This Photo:||🔍In Bud🔎|
|Other names:||Flat thistle, Horse Thistle, Stemless Onopordon or White thistle|
Thank you Kai-Philipp Schablewski for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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