Plant ID forum→What's this plant? Is it poisonous?

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Clearsky
Jun 15, 2020 10:20 AM CST
There is this strange looking plant growing in the yard really fast. Is it poisonous?


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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 15, 2020 11:24 AM CST
A type of thistle(cirisum)..i wouldnt eat it, they are variable with alkaloids...
Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 15, 2020 11:31 AM CST
If you want more info: its a spiny biannual herb, with small pink flowers growing on a spiny asterid inflorescence, and dispers seeds by wind similar to a dandelion.
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Silversurfer
Jun 15, 2020 1:20 PM CST
I believe it is Cirsium vulgare.. common name spear thistle..very common in UK.
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Rockville, Maryland
Clearsky
Jun 21, 2020 7:25 PM CST
Thanks. It does look like dandelion except it's much taller. Now pink flowers are coming out.
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farmerdill
Jun 22, 2020 2:36 PM CST
Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) https://extension.colostate.ed... https://extension.colostate.ed...

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Musk thistle (Carduus nutans) https://www.invasivespeciesinf... https://www.google.com/search?... https://www.google.com/search?...
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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KFredenburg
Jun 22, 2020 4:25 PM CST
Silversurfer said:I believe it is Cirsium vulgare.. common name spear thistle..very common in UK.
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You are correct. It is a Bull Thistle. They are extremely common here in CA.
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