Taxon  Report   7417 
Scolymus hispanicus  L.
Common goldenthistle,  Golden thistle
Scolymus hispanicus
© 2001 CDFA
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Scolymus hispanicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Scolymus hispanicus
© 2004 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Scolymus
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Scolymus grandiflorus
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 15, 2018).

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