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Californian / perennial thistle (Cirsium arvense) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name: Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.

Common name: Californian thistle, perennial thistle

Additional information on Californian thistle / Perennial thistle is located on the Agriculture Victoria website - including plant status (regionally prohibited, regionally controlled, restricted), plant biology, growth calendar and lifecycle, as well as impact and management options.

Related Links

Weed Identification Note for Californian/Perennial Thistle - on the Weeds Australia website. Information is provided on the generalised current distribution in Australia as well as other information such as origin, distinguishing features, dispersal etc.

Californian thistle flowers and foliage
Photo: Doug Crawford
Photo: Californian Thistle plant (Doug Crawford)
Californian thistle plant
Photo: Doug Crawford

Californian thistle seed heads
Photo: Doug Crawford

Related Links

Information on California Thistle on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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