THINK YOU KNOW THISTLES?
Not all thistles are created equal. There are certain species which are noxious (legally required to control) and other species which may be unsightly yet don't pose a threat to wildlife habitat or livestock. Below are characteristics to look for in identifying the various species of thistle common to Goshen county. Individual plants may not look exactly the same as the environment can impact the appearance of a plant. Correct identification is KEY to implementing effective control.