Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #53 Creeping Thistle

Bradlaugh Fields, St David's, Kingsthorpe, Marbled White Butterfly, July

It is a mistake to think too badly of this plant as it can bring great benefits to other wildlife, feeding butterflies – Marbled White seen in the photo above – and bees with its nectar as well as nourishing many more on its leaves and stems. With proper management, Creeping Thistle will not get out of hand and can be simply kept in balance with other plants in the fields.

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