Taxon profile


Cotton Thistle
Onopordum acanthium L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Asterales »  family Asteraceae »  genus Onopordum - cottonthistle

Other names

= Heraldic Thistle
= Scotch Cotton Thistle
= Scotch Cottonthistle
= Scotch Thistle
= Woolly Thistle


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Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Lixus cardui Olivier, 1807, Cleonis pigra (Scopoli, 1763)

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Onopordum acanthium subsp. gautieri (Rouy) Franco
subspecies Onopordum acanthium subsp. parnassicum (Boiss. & Heldr.) Nyman

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Onopordum acanthium L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Onopordum acanthium L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Pest Information Wiki [Onopordum_acanthium_(weed)]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Onopordum acanthium L.]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Onopordum acanthium L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Onopordum acanthium L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Onopordum acanthium L.]

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