Cirsium discolor

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusCirsium
SpeciesCirsium discolor (Muhl. ex Willd.) Spreng.
Common Namechardon discolore, field thistle
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 2.5
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

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 the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Adair (KY), Allen (KY), Anderson (KY), Barren (KY), Bell (KY), Bracken (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Bullitt (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Casey (KY), Clark (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Edmonson (KY), Elliott (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Grant (KY), Graves (KY), Harlan (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Knox (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Letcher (KY), Lewis (KY), Lincoln (KY), Livingston (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Meade (KY), Menifee (KY), Monroe (KY), Montgomery (KY), Nelson (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Pendleton (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Robertson (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Spencer (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Union (KY), Warren (KY), Wolfe (KY), Benton (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Roane (TN), Robertson (TN), Scott (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Tipton (TN), Van Buren (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100248457 Montgomery Kentucky 17 Sep 1984 Julian Campbell
1382
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248200 Elliott Kentucky 17 Aug 2012 M. Greene
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248275 Jackson Kentucky 30 Aug 1997 Ross C. Clark
23525
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248366 Madison Kentucky 28 Oct 1993 Gary W. Libby
573
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248440 Montgomery Kentucky 30 Jul 1984 Julian Campbell
800
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248333 Laurel Kentucky 24 Aug 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-651
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248291 Jefferson Kentucky 21 Sep 1972 Sallie Potter
314
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248150 Barren Kentucky 31 Aug 1993 Charles J. Lapham
165
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100723194 Garrard Kentucky 25 Sep 2010 W. W. Overbeck
909
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248176 Barren Kentucky 14 Aug 1993 Charles J. Lapham
143
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248309 Knox Kentucky 17 Aug 1993 Deborah White
23
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248259 Garrard Kentucky 15 Sep 1983 Donna A. Godbey
576
EKY
Cirsium discolor
N/A Fleming Kentucky 16 Sep 1999 Kim Feeman
735
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248242 Franklin Kentucky 29 Aug 1984 Steven Rice
FR-738
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248507 Pike Kentucky 14 Aug 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
9243
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248184 Casey Kentucky 10 Sep 1988 Bruce Hoagland
708
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248531 Cheatham Tennessee 04 Sep 1977 Ronald L. Jones
1964
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100765492 Madison Kentucky 19 Sep 2014 Thomas S. McFadden
64
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248432 Menifee Kentucky 19 Aug 1989 Carol Hanley
198
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248168 Barren Kentucky 31 Aug 1993 Charles J. Lapham
163
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248218 Estill Kentucky 18 Sep 1987 Richard G. Guetig
357
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248374 Madison Kentucky 06 Sep 1993 Gary W. Libby
108
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248382 Madison Kentucky 12 Sep 1982 Ronald L. Jones
3970
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248515 Union Kentucky 27 Aug 1980 R. Hannan
5211
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248408 Madison Kentucky 06 Sep 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-108
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248234 Fayette Kentucky 15 Oct 1983 Ellen Dean
99
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248192 Cumberland Kentucky 21 Sep 1997 Carrie L. Tilton
154
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248416 Madison Kentucky 08 Sep 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3239
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248119 Madison Kentucky 16 Oct 1994 Gary W. Libby
891
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248465 Powell Kentucky 11 Jun 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
5056
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248481 Rockcastle Kentucky 21 Sep 1979 Donald K. Walker
81
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248135 Letcher Kentucky 10 Sep 1978 Jeffrey D. Sole
552
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248499 Rockcastle Kentucky 22 Sep 1990 Neal Denton
1733
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248473 Robertson Kentucky 15 Aug 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7655
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248267 Harlan Kentucky 09 Aug 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
5349
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248317 Knox Kentucky 17 Aug 1993 Deborah White
s.n.
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248127 Clinton Kentucky 21 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-1216
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248226 Fayette Kentucky 27 Jun 1997 Danny Husband
191
EKY
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002950 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002944 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002936 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002939 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
31234100248341 Lawrence Kentucky 07 Sep 2003 Romie Hughart
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248325 Knox Kentucky 17 Aug 1993 Deborah White
s.n.
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248143 Adair Kentucky 25 Aug 1988 Bruce Hoagland
568
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248283 Jackson Kentucky Joe Abner
89-324
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248390 Madison Kentucky 05 Aug 1975 J. Stuart Lassetter
2454
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248424 McCreary Kentucky 17 Sep 1993 Dacid D. Taylor
17318
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100248101 Jackson Kentucky 26 Aug 1997 Ronald L. Jones
8205
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100765500 Madison Kentucky 14 Aug 2014 Thomas S. McFadden
37
EKY
Cirsium discolor
31234100768322 Powell Kentucky 22 Aug 1979 Johnny Faulkner
228
EKY
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002932 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002935 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002951 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002934 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002940 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002946 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002942 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002941 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002933 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002930 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002943 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002945 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002937 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
31973000005500 Campbell Kentucky 25 Aug 1983 Buddell, George
1429
KNK
Cirsium discolor
31973000005505 Grant Kentucky 10 Oct 2003 Thieret, John
61652
KNK
Cirsium discolor
31973000005501 Pendleton Kentucky 10 Sep 1983 Buddell, George
3194
KNK
Cirsium discolor
31973000005508 Campbell Kentucky 26 Aug 1979 Thieret, John
s.n.
KNK
Cirsium discolor
31973000005506 Campbell Kentucky 05 Sep 1998 Naczi, Robert
7615
KNK
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002949 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002938 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002948 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002947 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA002931 Casey Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
ETSU008004 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Cirsium discolor
31973000005507 Bracken Kentucky 24 Aug 1983 Buddell, George
2312
KNK
Cirsium discolor
31973000005504 Kenton Kentucky 02 Sep 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
513
KNK
Cirsium discolor
31973000005509 Campbell Kentucky 06 Jun 1996 Geimeier, Jenny
CGE # 41
KNK
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237552 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237554 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237567 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237580 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237540 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237544 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237535 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237545 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237715 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237542 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237541 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237562 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237702 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237572 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237538 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237583 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237551 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237565 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237537 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237556 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237585 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237578 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237576 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237557 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237573 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237549 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237536 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237575 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237539 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237555 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237550 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237568 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237561 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237553 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237560 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237579 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237577 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237570 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237548 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237722 Lincoln Kentucky
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237714 Madison Kentucky
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237534 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237546 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237569 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237559 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237566 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237564 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237547 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237581 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
BEREA024497 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
BEREA024667 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium discolor
001180 Carroll Tennessee
BOON
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027092 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0079319 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027091 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027082 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0121882 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0122076 Allen Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078607 Owen Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078612 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0079318 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027084 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027099 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0091616 Spencer Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078608 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237574 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237563 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237571 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237584 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237543 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237558 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
TENN-V-0237582 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027078 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0102530 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027075 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078615 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027100 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027093 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078610 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027094 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078617 Livingston Kentucky 24 Aug 1968 Fuller
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0090931 Kenton Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027090 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0122079 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027088 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078609 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0042383 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027076 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078606 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078605 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027089 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0121878 Caldwell Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027096 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027081 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027087 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078604 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078601 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078602 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027080 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078611 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0080479 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0122078 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078614 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027083 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0122077 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027086 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0122080 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078603 Spencer Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0078613 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027101 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027098 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027095 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0103094 DeKalb Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0079317 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0122086 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
HTTU002897 Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium discolor
HTTU002902 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium discolor
MTSU021506 Cannon Tennessee 12 Aug 1980 Landon E. McKinney
0211
MTSU
Cirsium discolor
UCHT029728 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT029730 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT029729 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT039734 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UOS00741 Franklin Tennessee 19 Oct 1994 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027085 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium discolor
APSC0027079 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium discolor
HTTU002903 Logan Kentucky
HTTU
Cirsium discolor
HTTU002904 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium discolor
N/A Knox Tennessee A. Ruth
647
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT029731 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT029732 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT029726 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT029733 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UCHT039733 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium discolor
UOS00743 Van Buren Tennessee 25 Aug 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Cirsium discolor
UOS00742 Franklin Tennessee 13 Sep 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Cirsium discolor
SWMT04547 Williamson Tennessee 31 Aug 1982 Rick Sullivan
SWMT
Cirsium discolor
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Cirsium discolor - Ashley B. Morris
Cirsium discolor - Ashley B. Morris
Cirsium discolor - Dwayne Estes
Cirsium discolor - Dwayne Estes
Cirsium discolor - Dwayne Estes
Cirsium discolor - Dwayne Estes
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Shawn Krosnick
Cirsium discolor - Shawn Krosnick
Cirsium discolor - Sunny Fleming
Cirsium discolor - Sunny Fleming
Cirsium discolor - Sunny Fleming
Cirsium discolor - Sunny Fleming
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Theo Witsell
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw
Cirsium discolor - Joey Shaw