Cirsium vulgare

Commonly known as bull thistle

Distribution Map

Map showing the spread of this weed across New Mexico counties

This weed can be found in the following counties of New Mexico:

  • Catron
  • Chaves
  • Colfax
  • Grant
  • Lincoln
  • Los Alamos
  • McKinley
  • Otero
  • Rio Arriba
  • Roosevelt
  • San Juan
  • Sandoval
  • Santa Fe
  • Socorro
  • Taos
  • Union

Weed Classification

Noxious Weed Class Class C: Species are widespread throughout the state. Management decisions should be made at a local level based on the feasibility of control and level of infestation.
Weed Type forb
Found in rangeland
Duration annual or biennial
Juice not milky
Spines, Thorns, and Prickles stem,leaves,fruit,flowers
Growth Habit at Maturity spreading
Leaf Arrangement alternate
Leaf Type not lobed,lobed
Presence of Leaf Tendils absent
Leaf Succulence not succulent
Stem Shape winged
Flower Color pink-red
Flower Symmetry symmetric

Image Gallery

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