Other names: Picris echioides.
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).
Native of Europe, Asia and Africa.
It is an environmental weed.
Occurrence: Scattered and generally uncommon in Central Victoria. It may be locally abundant, particularly where there is added moisture.
Similar species: Sow Thistles are also prickly members of the daisy family. They have stalked flowers which do not have prickles or hairs.