Calflora
Taxon  Report   7417    
Scolymus hispanicus  L.
Common goldenthistle,  Golden thistle
Scolymus hispanicus
© 2004 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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CalPhotos / Calflora
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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Observation Hotline
(observation details)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Scolymus hispanicus
© 2001 CDFA
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Scolymus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scolymus grandiflorus
More information about  Scolymus hispanicus
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCHI)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).