curly plumeless thistle USDA PLANTS Symbol: CACR2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Carduus crispus L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae
Synonym(s): curled thistle, curly plumeless-thistle, welted thistle
Native Range: temp. Asia & Europe (GRIN);

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

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004