Stemless Thistle
In Bud
Ellura
Wiry Podolepis
Immature/Leafy Plant
 
                      
Stemless Thistle (Onopordum acaulon)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Stemless Thistle (Onopordum acaulon)
This Photo:     Seeding
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

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)