Taxon profile


Spear Thistle
Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.

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

Scientific synonyms

Carduus lanceolatus L.
Carduus vulgaris Savi
Cirsium lanceolatum (L.) Scop. non Hill
Cirsium lanceolatum var. hypoleucum DC.
Cirsium sylvaticum Tausch

Other names

= Black Thistle
= Boar Thistle
= Bull Thistle
= Bullthistle
= Common Thistle
= Green Thistle
= Scotch Thistle


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

consumer: Lixus filiformis (Fabricius, 1781), Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) - Painted Lady

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

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

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