|This map of the potential distribution of Variegated thistle has produced from CLIMATE® modelling, overlayed with:|
Pasture irrigated and dryland
Broad vegetation types:
Coastal scrubs and grassland; dry foothill forest; montane dry woodland; grassland; plains grassy woodland; valley grassy forest; coastal grassy woodland; herb-rich woodland; montane grassy woodland; riverine grassy woodland; riparian forest; rainshadow woodland; mallee woodland; heathy woodland; Wimmera/mallee woodland; lowland forest; box-ironbark forest; inland slopes and sedge-rich woodland.
Colours indicate possibility of Silybum marianum infesting these areas.
Red = Very High
Orange = High
Light Green = Medium
Dark Green = Likely
In the non-coloured areas the plant is unlikely to establish as the climate, soil or landuse is not presently suitable.
Further information on mapping potential distribution of weeds