Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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INVASIVE

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

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Variable

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):
Cirsium vulgare   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cirsium vulgare   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-25-001:
Carduus lanceolatus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Bull Thistle