Taxon profile


Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.

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

Scientific synonyms

Breea arvensis Less.
Breea incana (Gmel.) W.A. Weber
Carduus arvensis (L.) Robson
Cirsium arvense var. argenteum (Vest) Fiori
Cirsium arvense var. horridum Wimmer & Grab.
Cirsium arvense var. integrifolium Wimmer & Grab.
Cirsium arvense var. mite Wimmer & Grab.
Cirsium arvense var. vestitum Wimmer & Grab.
Cirsium setosum (Willd.) Bess. ex Bieb.
Serratula arvensis L.

Other names

= Boar Thistle
= Canada Thistle
= Canadian Thistle
= Perennial Thistle


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Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Agapanthia villosoviridescens (DeGeer, 1775) - Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn, Lixus filiformis (Fabricius, 1781), Larinus turbinatus Gyllenhal, 1835, Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) - Painted Lady, Agapanthia cardui (Linnaeus, 1767)

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Cirsium arvense subsp. incanum (S.G. Gmel.) Iljin

Cirsium arvense subsp. incanum

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 Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Pest Information Wiki [Cirsium_arvense_(weed)]

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

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