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Taxon: Onopordum tauricum Willd.

Genus: Onopordum
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Carduoideae tribe: Cardueae subtribe: Carduinae.
Nomen number: 401780
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 3(3):1687. 1803
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:
CA*, CO*°, OR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bull cotton thistle   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Scotch thistle   (Source: State Noxweed Seed [but this adjective is best avoided, may cause offence in Scotland]) – English
  • Scottish thistle   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • Taurian thistle   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • taurische Eselsdistel   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • cardo-da-Tauria   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Syria; Turkey
  • EUROPE
    East Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia]; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • EUROPE
    Southwestern Europe: France
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

      Adventive:
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Germany

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

More:

Check other web resources for Onopordum tauricum Willd.:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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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Cite as:
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?401780 (21 September 2014)

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