Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09098 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.
Common name   Canada thistle
D.M. Barnes   3749  
   with R. Jolley
Coll. Date 08 July 2003 
United States
Cache County
Locality Highway 30 E of Mendon, Bud Phelps Wildlife Management area, Spring Creek unit.
     Elev.: 4447 ft. (1356 m.)
Habitat Notes dry upland area of marsh. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 41° 43'  12" N, 111° 56'  1" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.

     Carduus arvensis (L.) Robson
     Cirsium arvense var. argenteum (Vest) Fiori
     Cirsium arvense var. horridum Wimmer & Grab.
     Cirsium arvense var. integrifolium Wimmer & Grab.
     Cirsium arvense var. mite Wimmer & Grab.
     Cirsium arvense var. vestitum Wimmer & Grab.
     Cirsium incanum (Gmel.) Fisch.
     Cirsium setosum (Willd.) Bess. ex Bieb.
     Serratula arvensis L.

Common Name(s): Californian thistle, Canada thistle, Canadian thistle, creeping thistle, field thistle.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=36335, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Cirsium
                                        Species: Cirsium arvense


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09098s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05256s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05340s4.jpg 
specimen image: 05494s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07856s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13212 Sonchus arvensis      "field sowthistle" same section
09099 Sonchus arvensis      "field sowthistle" same section
09097 Thlaspi arvense      "field pennycress" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Spring Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 2233 ft. NW   Logan 
Logan River (Stream) Cache County, UT 1.8 mi. NW   Egan Basin 
Pelican Pond (Lake) Cache County, UT 2.2 mi. S 4436  Wellsville 
The Island (Flat) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. S 4423  Wellsville 
Threemile Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Honeyville 
Hyrum Slough (Stream) Cache County, UT 2.4 mi. SE   Logan 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Cache County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 4469  Wellsville 
Blue Spring Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 3.1 mi. N   Smithfield 
KVNU-AM (Logan) (Tower) Cache County, UT 3.1 mi. S 4429  Wellsville 
Mendon (Populated Place) Cache County, UT 2.4 mi. W 4485  Wellsville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Cache County, UT 2.5 mi. W 4502  Wellsville 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Cache County, UT 2.9 mi. SE 4446  Wellsville 
Fourmile Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Cutler Dam 
Mendon City Cemetery (Cemetery) Cache County, UT 2.8 mi. W 4643  Wellsville 
Deep Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.8 mi. W   Honeyville 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.9 mi. W   Honeyville 
Swift Slough (Gut) Cache County, UT 3.7 mi. N 4420  Newton 
Bird Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 3 mi. W   Honeyville 
Little Logan River (Stream) Cache County, UT 3 mi. E   Logan 
Coldwater Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 3.8 mi. SW   Honeyville 


Taxon Links for species Cirsium arvense  (L.) Scop.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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