Cirsium pumilum

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Cirsium pumilum


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 pumilum
Varietas: C. p. var. hillii – C. p. var. pumilum



Cirsium pumilum Spreng., 1826


  • Carduus odoratus Porter
  • Carduus pumilus Nutt.
  • Cirsium odoratum (Muhl.) Britt.
  • Cirsium pumilum f. candidum Fern.
  • Cnicus odoratus (Muhl.) Britt., Stern et Pogg.
  • Cnicus pumilus (Nutt.) Torr.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Northern America
      • USA (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia)

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


  • Sprengel, C.P.J., Syst. Veg. 3:375. 1826
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names

English: Pasture thistle
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