Taxon  Report   1504 
Carduus pycnocephalus  L.
Italian thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile).

 

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Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Carduus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Carduus pycnocephalus ssp. pycnocephalus
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Carduus pycnocephalus  from other sources:
Photos on Picasa / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAPY2)

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 17, 2014).

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