Carthamus leucocaulos

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesDistaff Thistle, Glaucous Star Thistle, Glaucous starthistle, Whitestem Distaff Thistle
SynonymsCarthamus glaucus M.Bieb.; Kentrophyllum leucocaulon (Sm.) Tausch; Onobroma leucocaulon (Sm.) Spreng.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeMediterranean
Exotic range (Australia)SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Pastures, Roadsides, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1970

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 1

Species has increases in the area of suitable habitat and habitat suitability of observations under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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