Nodding Thistle
Carduus nutans Aster Family
(c) Kristian Peters
(c) Kristian Peters

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Purple

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Deeply lobed

Habitat Type: Roadsides; Waste places

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): West Side (3)

Total Number of EMUs: 1

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced

Notes: Heads nod

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston