Taxon  Report   1502 
Carduus acanthoides  L.
Plumeless thistle,  Spiny plumeless thistle
Carduus acanthoides
© 2010 Dr.Thomas K. Voekler
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Carduus acanthoides
© 2001 CDFA
Carduus acanthoides
© 2001 CDFA
Carduus acanthoides, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Carduus acanthoides
© 2001 CDFA
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Carduus
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
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Jepson eFlora

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USDA PLANTS Profile (CAAC)

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 14, 2016).

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