musk thistle USDA PLANTS Symbol: CANU4
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Herb
Carduus nutans L.
Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae
Synonym(s): nodding plumeless thistle, nodding thistle, bristle thistle
Native Range: temp. Asia & Europe (GRIN);

U.S. State(s) where reported invasive:

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Antietam National Battlefield (Maryland)
Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina)
Catoctin Mountain Park (Maryland)
Colonial National Historical Park (Virginia)
Dinosaur National Monument (Colorado)
Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina & Tennessee)
Monocacy National Battlefield Park (Maryland)
Rocky Mountains National Park (Colorado)
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (Wisconsin)
Stones River National Battlefield (Tennessee)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)