Part of plume thistle  genus Cirsium in ✽ aster / ✽ daisy / 🌻︎ sunflower  family Asteraceae.

🇺🇸 In the USA, also called 🇨🇦 Canada thistle and Canadian thistle, despite its origin being nowhere near 🇨🇦 Canada …

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe and northern Asia.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan seeds prohibited in Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 2)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Planting List by Seneca Nation of Indians SNI.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 61)

Learn more about creeping thistle or field thistle Cirsium arvense

Management and Control (Wisconsin)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Best Control Practices BCP (Michigan)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file Control (Maryland)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 9)
Biological Control in Eastern USA  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 225)

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