Taxon: Cirsium scariosum Nutt.

 
Genus: Cirsium
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Carduinae
Nomen number: 448120
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7:420. 1841 "Circium"
Name Verified on: 25-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • elk thistle  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • meadow thistle  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • chardon écailleux  (Source: F NAmer) - French

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec

References:

  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)

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