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Spotted thistle (Scolymus maculatus)

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Scientific name:Scolymus maculatus L.

Common Name:

spotted thistle, spotted golden thistle


Not declared noxious in Victoria


Subhumid warm-temperate regions having a winter dominant rainfall. Thriving on heavier soils, occurs as a weed of disturbed sites, mainly in arable fields and waste places (Parsons & Cuthbertson 2001). Native to Mediterranean region. Found on uncultivated land, in abandoned fields and ditches along paths and waysides. Prefers clay soils and temperate climates (Nuez & Hernandez Bermejo 1994).
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