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thistle

Chinese medicine
A perennial plant, the root of which is antiemetic and antidiarrhoeal; it is used for gastrointestinal complaints (anorexia, bloating, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, nausea and vomiting), abdominal and chest pain, diaphoresis, oedema, fatigue, and joint, muscle and pregnancy-related pain.
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* Specific herbicides can be used to kill tenacious perennials such as nutsedge, Canada thistle, quack grass, and poison ivy that are challenging to kill using tillage or mowing.
Proportion of quadrats with legumes (primarily alfalfa) increased (MRPP, P [less than] 0.001) and proportion of quadrats with noxious weeds (primarily Canada thistle) decreased (MRPP, P [less than] 0.001) as numbe r of times hayed increased (Figure 5).
It is, therefore, imperative to monitor our prairie creation sites for a number of years and combat any possible increase in undesired species (i.e., those present before and after herbiciding including Canada thistle (Cirsium vulgare) and common burdock (Arcrium minus) by the further use of herbicides and prescribed burns.
The aggressive invasions of both leafy spurge and Canada thistle into Theodore Roosevelt National Park (THRO) have gained much attention because of their ability to severely degrade large areas of land and displace native flora.
Certified birdsfoot trefoil seed production is limited by severe infestations of Canada thistle [Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.], a competitive perennial broadleaf weed.
They are studying a mite as a possible biological agent to control Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), a major invasive weed pest in U.S.
Mating system, life-history and reproduction in Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense, Asteraceae).
A research project by University of Minnesota professors Willard Koukkari and David Biesboer of Plant Biology is making progress in developing a biological way to control Canada thistle and leafy spurge, two noxious weeds that have become a serious problem on highway rights-of-way in Minnesota.
One common complaint about Earth-friendly weeding techniques is that they aren't effective at fighting pernicious weeds such as Canada thistle, quackgrass or morning glory, which can burrow 20 feet into the earth and has seeds that can remain active for up to 50 years.
For me, vinegar has knocked out Canada thistle, dandelion, plantain and burdock.
Canada thistle is one of the toughest, most persistent, most difficult to eradicate weeds there is.
Over the past 73 years, he's watched Canada thistle and bindweed take over 160 acres of prime winter wheat cropland.

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