Picnomon acarna

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesSoldier Thistle, Yellow Plumed Thistle
SynonymsCarduus acarna L.; Carlina acarna (L.) M.Bieb.; Cirsium acarna (L.) Moench; Cnicus acarna (L.) L.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc), Wing/Achene/Pappus, Tumbleweed
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeNorthern Africa, western Asia, Europe
Exotic range (Australia)VIC
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Gravel/stony, Sandy
Decade of introduction1900

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 2

Species has either an increase in the area of suitable habitat or habitat suitability of observations under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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