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Carduus nutans
(Asteraceae)

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Species description or overview

Carduus nutans description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Carduus nutans as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Musk thistle (Carduus nutans) fact sheet
Musk thistle (Carduus nutans) description, habitat, biology, and management options are provided by Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Carduus nutans
Nomenclatural information about Carduus nutans is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Carduus nutans information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Carduus nutans, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Carduus nutans
Nomenclatural information about Carduus nutans is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Carduus nutans (Asteraceae): species information from GCW
Information on Carduus nutans as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Carduus nutans impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Carduus nutans as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Control methods

Carduus nutans management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Carduus nutans as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Musk thistle (Carduus nutans) fact sheet
Musk thistle (Carduus nutans) description, habitat, biology, and management options are provided by Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group.


Biocontrol efforts

USDA-APHIS-PPQ Biocontrol target pest canvassing and evaluation View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A list of new weed biocontrol targets was compiled through feasibility studies by USDA APHIS and collaborating agencies. Feasibility summaries are provided for 16 weed species (2005-2006).


Distribution

Carduus nutans worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Carduus nutans is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Weeds of the West
Whitson, Tom D., Larry C. Burrill, Steven A. Dewey, David W. Cudney, B.E. Nelson, Richard D. Lee, and Robert Parker. Whitson, Tom D. (ed.) . 2001. Weeds of the West. 9th ed. Laramie: University of Wyoming. ISBN: 0-941570-13-4.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii
Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds.) . 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages.

Setting priorities for the biological control of weeds: what to do and how to do it
Myers, Judith H. and Jessica Ware. 2002. Setting priorities for the biological control of weeds: what to do and how to do it. pp. 62-74 in Smith, Clifford W., Julie Denslow, and Stephen Hight (eds). 2002. Proceedings of workshop on biological control of native ecosystems in Hawaii. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Botany) Technical Report 129. 122 pages. from http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/techr/129.pdf accessed 16 March 2008.


Experts

Carduus nutans contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Carduus nutans as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Carduus nutans references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Carduus nutans as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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