Scolymus hispanicus

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: goldenthistle

Scolymus hispanicus (goldenthistle) is a herb/ (family Asteraceae) with yellow flowers and spiny narrow leaves found in the central western ranges of California. It is native to Europe. It grows in grasslands. It propagates by seed. The spiny seed heads can get caught in wool, carried by wind and spread by agricultural equipment.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

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Other Scolymus hispanicus Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • CDFA - California official noxious weeds.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.