Species: 

Onopordum acanthium

Common Name(s): 

Scotch thistle, Scotch cottonthistle

Habitats Impacted: 

disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, rangeland, urban/garden

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

PH

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Onopordum acanthium

Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Produces spines, thorns or burs and crowds out desirable forage. Possibly introduced accidentally in contaminated seed. Deliberately introduced as an ornamental.

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