Cirsium edule

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Cirsium edule


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Carduoideae
Tribus: Cardueae
Subtribus: Carduinae
Genus: Cirsium
Species: Cirsium edule
Varietas: C. e. var. macounii – C. e. var. wenatchense


Cirsium edule Nutt., 1841


  • Carduus edulis (Nutt.) Greene
  • Carduus hallii A.Heller
  • Cirsium hallii (A. Gray) M.E. Jones
  • Cnicus edulis (Nutt.) A. Gray
  • Cnicus hallii A. Gray


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Northern America
      • USA (Oregon, Washington)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Nuttall, T. 1840. Descriptions of new species and genera of plants in the natural order of the Compositae, collected in a tour across the continent to the Pacific, a residence in Oregon, and a visit to the Sandwich Islands and upper California, during the years 1834 and 1835. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, n.s.[new series][ser. 2], 7: 283–453. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Edible Thistle, Hall's thistle
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