Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2122

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare in NC-SC

Look for it in disturbed areas, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carduus acanthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-015:
Carduus acanthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Plumeless Thistle