Bull Cottonthistle (Onopordum tauricum)


Onopordum Tauricum, or more commonly know as Bull Cottonthistle, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Onopordum. Its duration is biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. Onopordum Tauricum or Bull Cottonthistle's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California and Colorado.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Onopordum
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I)
  • State Noxious Status: CA (AW) CO (BW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: CA (Taurian thistle) CO (Scotch thistle)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: STATE

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