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Taxon: Onopordum acanthium L.

Genus: Onopordum
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Carduoideae tribe: Cardueae subtribe: Carduinae.
Nomen number: 104466
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:827. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 18-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ*°, CA*, CO*°, CT*, ID*°, MO*, NE°, NM*, NV*, OK*°, OR*, UT*°, WA*°, WY*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

Common names:

  • cotton thistle   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • giant thistle   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • heraldic thistle   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • Scotch thistle   (Source: F GPlains [but this adjective is best avoided, may cause offence in Scotland]) – English
  • Scottish thistle   (Source: F GPlains ) – English
  • woolly thistle   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • onoporde acanthe   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • gewöhnliche Eselsdistel   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • cardo-bastardo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cardo-espinhoso   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cardo-selvagem   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ulltistel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq [n.]; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China - Xinjiang [n.]
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan [n.]
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Krasnoyarsk [s.], Kurgan, Omsk
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Poland
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

      Adventive:
  • EUROPE
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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Check other web resources for Onopordum acanthium L.:


Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?104466 (20 December 2014)

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