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Dune Thistle

 dune thistle_(1)  coast dune thitsle  dune thistle_(2)
Scientific name
Actites megalocarpa
Common name
Dune Thistle
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Forbs
Where to find
Cliff and Central Shrubland
Foliage
Leaves are stiff and stem-hugging, with prickly tooted margins
Flower
Short yellow classic thistle flowers
Size
H 0.1 – 0.6 m x W Sprawling
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

The Dune Thistle is a fleshy, perennial herb, usually forming open clusters.  It has stiff, hairy leaves and a classic yellow thistle flower.Dune Thistle is a common dune plant with some suckering ability that creates a clump forming appearance.

This much maligned dune plant plays an important role in dune stabilisation. It can withstand salt spray and full sun, but only reaches full height when in a sheltered position.

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