A Thistle By Any Other Name is a Weed

Musk thistle is a weed here in Goshen County.  It is native to Europe and parts of Asia, but was introduced to the United States and Canada in the early 1900s.  Musk thistle invades pasture, forest and range lands.  It is an aggressive plant that spreads rapidly by forming dense stands that crowd out native species and livestock forage.

Even so, it is still awful pretty.


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