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Cirsium arvense

Basic information
Scientific name Cirsium arvense (No picture)
Common names Cananda thirstle, creeping thistle
Higher taxon Asteraceae, Asterales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Crop field, grassland, urban area, vacancy.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Koshinetsu, Tokai, and Hokuriu Districts. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 1970s or later.
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on imported grain or pasture plant.
Impact Potentially: Competition and hybridization with native plants.
Native organism(s) affected: Native plants.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Temperate, subarctic and arctic region in the world.
Reference Notes
  • Satake et al. (1981) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [III]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.