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1 Illyrian cottonthistle at Kosciuszko National Park

Onopordum illyricum at Kosciuszko National Park - 6 Jan 2021
Onopordum illyricum at Kosciuszko National Park - 6 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Onopordum illyricum 9 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Onopordum illyricum 9 Jan 2021 JackieMiles

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Significant sighting

9 Jan 2021

New and isolated location of this thistle with reasonably high weed risk potential - one to keep an eye-out for post teh fires of last year

Author's notes

Illyrian Thistle, just a single plant growing next to the track near Currango homestead. I dug it out after taking the photos. Novel thistles seem to be popping up in a lot of places post-fire. Nodding Thistle (Carduus nutans) is quite common in the northern part of Kosciuszko NP this year too. I am used to seeing Cirsium vulgare there, but no other thistle species usually.

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   9 Jan 2021
Thanks Jacky

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 6 Jan 2021 06:33 PM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by

Additional information

  • 1 metre to 5 metres Plant height
  • True In flower

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