Thistle is a common perennial weed that spreads by seed and is found throughout the UK. It is very
common on newly sown areas. The leaves are wavy with spines along the edges. The flowers can be
seen from July to September, they form in clusters and are a lilac / purple colour. Creeping
Thistle's can grow in most soil types but prefer well aerated, nutrient rich soils.
Creeping Thistle should
not be a problem in regularly mown lawns that are well established. They are more of a problem in
newly sown or low maintenance lawns.