Taxon: Cirsium ochrocentrum A. Gray

Genus: Cirsium
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Carduinae
Nomen number: 316625
Place of publication: Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts ser. 2, 4:110. 1849 (Pl. fendler.)
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:

  • yellow-spine thistle  (Source: F CalifJep) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide AOSA Hb 25; Global Comp Weeds)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Sonora
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - Utah

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Kindscher, K. Medicinal wild plants of the prairie: an ethnobotanical guide. 1992 (Med Wild Pl Prairie)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Randall, R. P. A global compendium of weeds. 2002 (Global Comp Weeds)

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