Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Marsh Thistle
Cirsium palustre
of the Daisy family
a perennial
80 -150 cm high
blooms June-September
likes boggy ground and marshland
can be seen between the pond and the Roaman Bath House

This rugged, yet elegant looking plant can be a striking find for a casual wanderer through rough grassland or slighly marshy areas. Its vivid purple flowers and rigid stem of spiky green leaves contrast markedly from the swaying leaves of grass which often surround it.