Onopordum acanthium

Scotch Thistle at Watson, ACT

Onopordum acanthium at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2023
Onopordum acanthium at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2023
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Identification history

Onopordum acanthium 19 Sep 2023 Tapirlord
Onopordum illyricum 18 Sep 2023 abread111
Unidentified 18 Sep 2023 abread111

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waltraud wrote:
   19 Sep 2023
not sure Barb, we do have scotch thistle Onopordum acanthium which has rosettes that look - at least to my eyes - very similar; both are weeds though. I sprayed yesterday quite a lot of small rosettes couldn't map treated because run out of charge...

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Truncospora ochroleuca at Mount Majura - 29 Apr 2024 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 29 Apr 2024 by abread111
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Watson, ACT - 29 Apr 2024 by abread111
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 29 Apr 2024 by abread111
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Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 15 Apr 2024 by waltraud
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Ficus carica (Fig) at Mount Majura - 15 Apr 2024 by HappyWanderer
Arctotheca calendula (Capeweed, Cape Dandelion) at Watson, ACT - 15 Apr 2024 by abread111
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Mount Majura - 15 Apr 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) at Watson, ACT - 17 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Ficus carica (Fig) at Mount Majura - 17 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Pyracantha sp. (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 17 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Mount Majura - 16 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 29 Feb 2024 by abread111
Philemon citreogularis (Little Friarbird) at Mount Majura - 13 Dec 2023 by BenW
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Majura - 12 Nov 2023 by abread111
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Watson, ACT - 29 Oct 2023 by abread111
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by waltraud
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by waltraud
Celtis australis (Nettle Tree) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by waltraud
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Watson, ACT - 25 Sep 2023 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Majura, ACT - 25 Sep 2023 by waltraud
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Watson, ACT - 25 Sep 2023 by waltraud
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Watson, ACT - 25 Sep 2023 by waltraud
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2023 by waltraud
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2023 by abread111
Rosa sp. (A Wild Rose) at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2023 by abread111
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Watson, ACT - 15 Jul 2023 by HappyWanderer
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jun 2023 by abread111
Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jun 2023 by abread111
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jun 2023 by abread111
Phytolacca octandra (Inkweed) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jun 2023 by waltraud
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle, Lightwood) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jun 2023 by HappyWanderer
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jun 2023 by HappyWanderer
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 19 Jun 2023 by waltraud
Monopis icterogastra (Wool Moth) at Watson, ACT - 17 Oct 2022 by Steve_Bok
Arthropodium minus (Small Vanilla Lily) at Watson, ACT - 17 Oct 2022 by Steve_Bok
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Watson, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Steve_Bok
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 29 Aug 2022 by HappyWanderer
Zanda funerea (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2022 by Steve_Bok
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Watson, ACT - 15 Aug 2022 by MAX
Marrubium vulgare (Horehound) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by waltraud
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 22 Aug 2021 by abread111
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2021 by abread111
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Watson, ACT - 8 Sep 2020 by Harrisi
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2019 by kdm
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Watson, ACT - 14 Apr 2018 by RobertD
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 30 Oct 2017 by AaronClausen
Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Watson, ACT - 7 Feb 2017 by AaronClausen
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky Everlasting) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2016 by BethanyDunne
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 29 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Watson, ACT - 28 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Watson, ACT - 6 Nov 2016 by AaronClausen
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Watson, ACT - 20 Apr 2016 by AaronClausen
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2015 by MAX
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Watson, ACT - 12 Dec 2015 by MAX
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 27 Nov 2015 by MAX
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Watson, ACT - 18 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Watson, ACT - 11 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen

Location information

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 18 Sep 2023 10:57 AM Recorded on
  • abread111 Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

Species information

  • Onopordum acanthium Scientific name
  • Scotch Thistle Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest
  • Up to 827.86m Recorded at altitude
  • 71 images trained Machine learning
  • In flower

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