Taxon: Carduus acanthoides L.

Genus: Carduus
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Carduinae
Nomen number: 104108
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:821. 1753
Name Verified on: 29-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Feb-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Can J Pl Sci 68:1053-1068. 1988; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Sweden
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Norway; United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay

  • Adventive:

  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Latvia


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