Scotch thistle, Scotch cottonthistle
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland, rangeland, urban/garden
Regions likely to be Impacted:
Present in Neighboring States?
AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX
Currently known from Oklahoma?
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
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.