musk thistle

(Carduus nutans)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

musk thistle

NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Weed Status

SN – State noxious weed

PS – State prohibited weed seed

 

Identification

See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 24, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Asteraceae (aster)

 

Subfamily:

Carduoideae

 

Tribe:

Cynareae

 

Subtribe:

Carduinae

 
Subordinate Taxa

musk thistle (Carduus nutans ssp. leiophyllus)

musk thistle (Carduus nutans ssp. macrocephalus)

musk thistle (Carduus nutans ssp. macrolepis)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

musk thistle

nodding plumeless thistle

nodding plumeless-thistle

nodding thistle

plumeless thistle


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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The Musk Thistle, Carduus nutans, in different phases

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musk thistle (Carduus nutans ssp. leiophyllus)

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musk thistle (Carduus nutans ssp. macrocephalus)

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Subspecies undetermined

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  Carduus nutans
Susanne Wiik
 
  Carduus nutans  
 
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Nikketistel, Nodding thistle

 
     
  Carduus nutans
Matt Lavin
 
  Carduus nutans  
 
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Introduced annual to biennial herb with stems upwards of 1.5 m tall, the capillary bristles reveal this is not a species of Cirsium and the broad involucral bracts (phyllaries), over 2 mm wide, readily distinguish this species, common in disturbed sites from low elevation to mountain meadows.

 
     

 

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  Musk Thistle - Carduus nutans
adamitshelanu
 
   
 
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Published on May 31, 2014

Musk Thistle - Carduus nutans

Uncle Steve turned around and went back to view this beautiful but "dangerous" plant in blossom on Highway 64 west of Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina.

The species: Musk Thistle Carduus nutans L.

Nodding Plumeless Thistle

Date: 29 MAY 2014

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  Nodding Thistle (Carduus Nutans) / Musk Thistle - 2012-06-12
W3stlander
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 14, 2012

The Musk thistle or Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) is a member of the sunflower family Asteraceae.

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De knikkende distel (Carduus nutans) is een plant uit de composietenfamilie (Asteraceae)

 
     
  Weed of the Week #758-Musk Thistle (Air Date 10/14/12)
AgPhD's channel
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 17, 2012

It's our Weed of the Week, Musk Thistle

 
     

 

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