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Cirsium canescens Nutt.
PRAIRIE THISTLE
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Cirsium canescens Nutt.
prairie thistle

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General Information
Symbol: CICA11
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 552. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 551. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CAUNC Carduus undulatus Nutt. var. canescens (Nutt.) Porter
CINE3 Cirsium nebraskense (Britton) Lunell
CINE4 Cirsium nelsonii (Pammel) Petr.
CIPL2 Cirsium plattense (Rydb.) Cockerell ex Daniels

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Cirsium Mill. – thistle
Species Cirsium canescens Nutt. – prairie thistle

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Arkansas Cirsium
thistle Noxious weed
Iowa Cirsium
thistle Primary noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Cirsium Cirsium canescens Platte thistle prairie thistle This plant and the related entity italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CICA11)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CINE3)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CINE4)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CIPL2)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (CICA11)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (CICA11)

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Cirsium canescens
Cirsium canescens
Prairie Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 0910 1640 [detail]
© 2010 Ron Wolf

Cirsium canescens
Cirsium canescens
Prairie Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 0910 1641 [detail]
© 2010 Ron Wolf

Cirsium canescens
Cirsium canescens
Prairie Thistle
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© 2015 Barry Breckling

Cirsium canescens
Cirsium canescens
Prairie Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 0815 0502 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Cirsium canescens
Cirsium canescens
Prairie Thistle
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© 2015 Barry Breckling

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