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Italian thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus
Carduus pycnocephalus
Italian thistle Aster Family
Carduus pycnocephalus Asteraceae
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common names
  Italian thistle
  Italian plumeless thistle
accepted scientific name
  Carduus pycnocephalus L.
rules for finding collection records
  Carduus pycnocephalus (3783)
family name
  Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is 0.5 to 1.0 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed last week of December thru 1st week of August

How Likely at this Location (36%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Disturbed
Forest
Brush
Riparian
Grassland
Native Plant Status
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native Not Native
native Not Present

Invasive in some regions.