Herbaceous perennial that invades pastures, degraded croplands, alfalfa fields, rangeland, roadsides, riparian areas, and irrigation ditches
ALSO KNOWN AS: Hardheads, Russian starthistle, Turkestan thistle
STEMS/LEAVES: Numerouse branching stems (1-3 ft tall); lower leaves (1.5-4 in. long) alternate and have lobed or wavy margins; upper leaves are linear or lanceolate; leaves are green to light green and DO NOT form wings on stems; leaves and stems coverd with dense gray hairs
FLOWERS: Flower heads (0.25-0.5 in. diameter) round or hemispheric with pink, lavender, or white flowers; below flowers are numerous green, papery bracts
ROOTS: Extensive creeping root system; roots have a brown to black scaly appearance, especially near soil surface
REPRODUCTION: Vegetative and seed reproduction; most reproduction is from buds on creeping perennial
MANAGEMENT DO'S AND DON'TS :
NMSU: Troublesome Weeds of New Mexico College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University
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