Italian plumeless thistle USDA PLANTS Symbol: CAPY2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Carduus pycnocephalus L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae
Synonym(s): compact-headed thistle, Italian thistle
Native Range: Africa, temp. & trop. Asia, Europe (GRIN);

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Flower(s);
Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Flowers
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Setting seed
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); flower heads
Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Californina)



Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
Faith Campbell, 1998
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998