Scolymus hispanicus

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesGolden Thistle, Goldern Thistle, Spanish Salsify
SynonymsInformation unavailable
LongevityBiennial, Perennial
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus, Tumbleweed
Maximum height (m)0.9
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeEurope, Mediterranean
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)North America
Habitat types (exotic)Pastures, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Fertile, Gravel/stony, Infertile - low fertility, Loamy
Decade of introduction1900

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 2

Species has either an increase in the area of suitable habitat or 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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