In 🇺🇸 USA, also called 🇨🇦 Canada thistle and Canadian thistle, despite its origin having nothing to do with 🇨🇦 Canada.

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

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe and northern Asia.   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan seeds prohibited in Michigan (.pdf page 2)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Learn more about creeping thistle/Canada thistle/field thistle Cirsium arvense

Best Control Practices BCP (Michigan) (.pdf) Control (Maryland) (.pdf page 9)   Biological Control in Eastern USA (.pdf page 225)

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