Cirsium vulgare

Spear Thistle at Paddys River, ACT

Cirsium vulgare at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021
Cirsium vulgare at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021
Cirsium vulgare at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021
Cirsium vulgare at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Cirsium vulgare 19 Mar 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Cirsium vulgare 17 Mar 2021 RodDeb

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Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
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Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by Christine
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Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
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Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Sep 2020 by ClubFED
Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Aug 2020 by TimL
Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Aug 2020 by TimL
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Aug 2020 by lydialuc
Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian Honey Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Biziura lobata (Musk Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2020 by JackyF
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 26 May 2020 by Christine
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 May 2020 by Thommo17
Persicaria lapathifolia (Pale Knotweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Feb 2020 by Thommo17
Falcunculus frontatus (Eastern Shrike-tit) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Feb 2020 by JohnBundock
Chrysococcyx basalis (Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog, Emerald Spotted Tree Frog) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Nov 2019 by JohnBundock
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Sep 2019 by RodDeb
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Sep 2019 by Cricket
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Sep 2019 by Cricket
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Jul 2019 by JackyF
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jul 2019 by RodDeb
Chlorophyllum/Macrolepiota sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 24 May 2019 by Christine
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 May 2019 by Christine
Armillaria luteobubalina (Australian Honey Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 May 2019 by Christine

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Location information

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 15 Mar 2021 03:28 PM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

Additional information

  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height
  • True In flower

Species information

  • Cirsium vulgare Scientific name
  • Spear Thistle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest
  • Up to 1389.77m Recorded at altitude
  • 147 images trained Machine learning
  • In flower

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
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