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Cirsium arvense
(Asteraceae)

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Species description or overview

Cirsium arvense description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Cirsium arvense 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).

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

Canada thistle, Cirsium arvense overview
Identification, habitat, ecology, impacts, and management of Cirsium arvense are provided in this guide (link to pdf).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Cirsium arvense
Nomenclatural information about Cirsium arvense is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

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

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


Impacts

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

Cirsium arvense impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Cirsium arvense 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

Cirsium arvense management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Cirsium arvense 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).


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

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


Books

Invasive plants of California's wildlands
Bossard, Carla C., John M. Randall, and Marc C. Hoshovsky (eds.) . 2000. Invasive plants of California's wildlands. University of California Press. 360 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-520-22547-3.

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.


Experts

Cirsium arvense contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Cirsium arvense 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

Cirsium arvense references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Cirsium arvense 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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