Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.

Perennial Thistle

Fl. Carniol., edn 2, 2: 126 (1772) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MonT, *NIS, *OtP, *Strz, *VAlp, *VVP, *WaP.

Six varieties; only the type variety in Victoria. See Cirsium arvense var. arvense profile for description.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-04
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Cirsium
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Cirsium arvense in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cirsium arvense in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Warrnambool Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present introduced
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Monaro Tablelands present introduced
Victorian Alps present introduced

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Victoria
Tasmania