Native to 🇪🇺 Europe and northern Asia.  In 🇺🇸 USA, it is also called Canada thistle and Canadian thistle, despite its origin having nothing to do with 🇨🇦 Canada.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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Biological Control in Eastern USA (.pdf page 225)

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