Carduus nutans

ClassificationFlowering Plants
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
SpeciesCarduus nutans L.
Common NameMusk bristle thistle; Nodding plumeless thistle
Growth HabitForb
Plant Notes**
C value N/A
StatusNot Native, Invasive, FACU (NWPL)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Subspecies and Varieties

Not applicable or data not available.


SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Carduus macrocephalus Carduus macrocephalus Coss.  
Carduus macrolepis Carduus macrolepis Peterm.  
Carduus nutans subsp. leiophyllus Carduus nutans subsp. leiophyllus  
Carduus nutans subsp. macrocephalus Carduus nutans subsp. macrocephalus  
Carduus nutans subsp. macrolepis Carduus nutans subsp. macrolepis  
Carduus nutans subsp. nutans Carduus nutans subsp. nutans  
Carduus nutans var. leiophyllus Carduus nutans var. leiophyllus  
Carduus nutans var. macrocephalus Carduus nutans var. macrocephalus (Desf.) B.Boivin  
Carduus nutans var. vestitus Carduus nutans var. vestitus (Hallier) B.Boivin  
Carduus thoermeri Carduus thoermeri Weinm.  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on an accession number to view full details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Allen, Noble, Warren

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BUT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1938 - 1991

Accession No. (click for full details) County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
150285 Warren 04 Jun 1991 Gayle Tonkovich
Carduus nutans L.
82167 Allen 28 Jun 1947 J. E. Potzger
Carduus nutans L.
44271 Noble 16 Jul 1938 Ray C. Friesner
Carduus nutans L.
44267 Noble 16 Jul 1938 Ray C. Friesner
Carduus nutans L.
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