Taxon: Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.

Genus: Cirsium
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Carduinae
Nomen number: 104163
Place of publication: Fl. napol. 5:209. 1835-1836
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide E. J. Ryder, 1999)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Gorno-Altay, Tuva, Altay, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tyumen
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Ethiopia
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • Western Asia: Israel
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Paraguay Neembucu; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Ecuador Pichincha; Peru Cuzco

  • Cultivated


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