Cirsium vulgare

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusCirsium
SpeciesCirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.
Common Namebull thistle, Gewöhnliche Kratzdistel
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: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (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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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

SynonymFull Citation
Carduus lanceolatus Carduus lanceolatus L.
Carduus vulgaris Carduus vulgaris Savi
Cirsium lanceolatum Cirsium lanceolatum (L.) Scop., non Hill
Cirsium lanceolatum var. hypoleucum Cirsium lanceolatum var. hypoleucum Dc.
Cnicus lanceolatus Cnicus lanceolatus

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: Anderson (KY), Bell (KY), Boyle (KY), Bracken (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Christian (KY), Clark (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Gallatin (KY), Garrard (KY), Hardin (KY), Harlan (KY), Henry (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Meade (KY), Menifee (KY), Mercer (KY), Monroe (KY), Nelson (KY), Pendleton (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Washington (KY), Woodford (KY), Anderson (TN), Benton (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dyer (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Henderson (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McMinn (TN), Macon (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100247913 Harlan Kentucky 18 Jul 2005 Amy V. Mcintosh
1199
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247962 Madison Kentucky 22 Oct 1977 J. Stuart Lassetter
2687
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100248036 Woodford Kentucky 01 Sep 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3203
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247988 Menifee Kentucky 19 Aug 1989 Carol Hanley
199
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247897 Cumberland Kentucky 05 Oct 1997 James B. Beck
313
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247954 Lawrence Kentucky 06 Sep 2008 Romie Hughart
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247939 Jefferson Kentucky 24 Aug 2006 Patricia D. Haragan
883
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247970 Marion Kentucky 24 Sep 1998 Ross C. Clark
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100248010 Powell Kentucky 11 Aug 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
6006
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100725546 Garrard Kentucky 14 Sep 2010 W. W. Overbeck
903
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002963 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002954 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002957 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002956 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247947 Laurel Kentucky 15 Sep 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-817
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247905 Estill Kentucky 29 Jul 1987 Richard G. Guetig
342
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100248002 Mercer Kentucky 11 Oct 1993 David D. Taylor
17553
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247921 Jefferson Kentucky 22 Oct 1995 Charla Mutchler
5
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100856168 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 R.C. Clark
22057
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100248028 Washington Kentucky 28 Aug 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8176
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247996 Mercer Kentucky 31 Jul 1993 David D. Taylor
17225
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
31234100247889 Clinton Kentucky 07 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-1007
EKY
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002961 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002958 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002953 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002959 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002962 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002955 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
31973000005512 Bracken Kentucky 02 Aug 1983 Buddell, George
2301
KNK
Cirsium vulgare
BEREA002960 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Cirsium vulgare
N/A Carter Tennessee 01 Aug 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Cirsium vulgare
ETSU006998 Unicoi Tennessee 29 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Cirsium vulgare
31973000005511 Gallatin Kentucky 26 Jul 1997 Thieret, John
60227
KNK
Cirsium vulgare
31973000005514 Kenton Kentucky 24 Jul 1976 Applegarth, Patrick
123
KNK
Cirsium vulgare
31973000005510 Campbell Kentucky 07 Aug 1983 Buddell, George
1423
KNK
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237618 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237616 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237604 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237607 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237629 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237612 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237623 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237605 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237635 White Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
31973000005513 Pendleton Kentucky 17 Aug 1983 Buddell, George
1335
KNK
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237625 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237620 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237615 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237611 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237614 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237818 Boyle Kentucky
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237628 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237636 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237630 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237603 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237617 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237634 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237633 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237624 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237631 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237609 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237626 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237627 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237621 Macon Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237613 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237622 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237610 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027039 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027046 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027038 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0078619 Henry Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0122075 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0078472 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027037 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237619 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237608 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237632 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
TENN-V-0237606 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Cirsium vulgare
001196 Van Buren Tennessee
BOON
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027060 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027057 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0090143 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0079316 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027047 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0078622 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027058 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027042 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027040 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027044 Todd Kentucky 01 Aug 1972 Lloyd Settle
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0122085 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027061 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0122073 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0103045 DeKalb Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0078621 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027041 Christian Kentucky 19 Aug 1994 Sallie Noel
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002924 Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002704 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Carduus vulgaris
HTTU002920 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002921 White Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002680 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Carduus lanceolatus
HTTU002914 Dyer Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002681 Smith Tennessee
HTTU
Carduus lanceolatus
HTTU002922 Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002917 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002678 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Carduus lanceolatus
APSC0079411 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0093755 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0027043 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0122074 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
APSC0078620 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002811 Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002905 Davidson Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium lanceolatum
HTTU002677 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Carduus lanceolatus
HTTU008913 White Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002915 Trigg Kentucky
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002679 White Tennessee
HTTU
Carduus lanceolatus
HTTU002916 Trigg Kentucky
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002919 Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002923 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU008914 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029710 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029743 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029745 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029746 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT042058 McMinn Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UOS00746 Franklin Tennessee 18 Jun 2010 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Cirsium vulgare
UOS00744 Van Buren Tennessee 13 Jun 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Cirsium vulgare
SWMT04551 Williamson Tennessee 25 Jun 1982 Rick Sullivan
SWMT
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002918 White Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
HTTU002925 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Cirsium vulgare
MTSU021509 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Sep 2000 M. Penuel
26
MTSU
Cirsium vulgare
MTSU021320 Davidson Tennessee 14 Aug 2001 Angela Cathey
323
MTSU
Carduus lanceolatus
MTSU021508 Davidson Tennessee 24 Apr 1986 Dale Dorman
56
MTSU
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029711 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029744 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029709 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029742 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT039740 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UCHT029739 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Cirsium vulgare
UTM01935 Tennessee
UTM
Cirsium vulgare
UTM01936 Hardin Tennessee
UTM
Cirsium vulgare
SWMT04550 Benton Tennessee 03 Jul 1984 Brent Hedges
111
SWMT
Cirsium vulgare
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