Native to 🇪🇺 Europe and northern Asia.  In 🇺🇸 USA, it is also called creeping 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 USFS Invasive > in Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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