Originally from South Africa, African Thistle is a stiff, spiny, long-lived thistle growing up to 80cm high with yellow thistle-like flower heads. It occurs in mainly coastal areas of southern Australia. When it invades agricultural land, it limits pasture growth and is unpalatable for stock due to its strong spines. African Thistle competes with native species in coastal foreshores, dune areas and shrub-land, tussock grass land and woodland. It possesses rhizomes and often forms vegetative colonies shooting from these underground stems. It can also be spread by seeds, which remain in a burr on the ground, being dispersed by stock or moving vehicles. (framed)
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