Weed Identification Guide Musk Thistle Type: Broadleaf biennial Size: To 6 feet tall and 18 inches wide Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas in full sun Appearance: Prickly leaves off of tall stems topped by heavy purple flowers.
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Canada Thistle "Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: To 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide Where it grows: Sunny lawn, landscape, or garden areas Appearance: Spiny, gray-green leaves and purple flowers. Control: Mulch to prevent it in landscape areas;
Creeping Charlie Type: Broadleaf perennial Size: 4 inches tall, several feet wide Where it grows: Shady lawn, landscape, or garden areas Appearance: Groundcover with scalloped leaves and clusters of purple flowers in late spring.