Lizzie Harper Illustrator
Marsh Thistle Cirsium palustre

One of 39 botanical species representative of Phase 1 Grassland habitat, all to be included on a fold-out identification chart to be taken into the field (published by FSC).

Multiple image entry

Botanically accurate illustration showing all the features emphasized by the botanists working on the project; clarity to ensure the species couldn't be confused with another species (this is especially vital when it comes to the rush, sedge, and grasses species).

commissioned by Field Studies Council (FSC) for Field Studies Council fold-out identification chart for Phase 1 Grassland plants (due to be published June 2016) and Plant identification for Phase 1 habitat survey: grassland and marsh (published May 2016)

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