Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution
Scientific name: Onopordum acanthium L.
Common name: Scotch thistle, heraldic thistle, cotton thistle
Additional information about Scotch thistle is located on the DPI website - including plant status (e.g. regionally prohibited, regionally controlled, restricted), plant biology, growth calendar and lifecycle, as well as management options.
Weed Identification Note for Scotch thistle - on the Weeds Australia website (external link). Information is provided on the generalised current distribution in Australia as well as other information such as origin, distinguishing features, dispersal etc.