Exotic Pest Reporting
Richard Gardner, UMES, Bugwood.org
Nodding plumeless thistle
Nodding plumeless thistle (Carduus nutans) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Eurasia and was first detected in North America in 1800.
This thistle has a long history as an invasive species. It has been declared a noxious weed in Australia, many U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Some farmers spend many hours attempting to rid them from farm ground, mostly pastures.
03/19/2020 - Noxious weeds an environmental threat
12/18/2019 - Weeds under control in Adams County
06/05/2019 - Controlling Musk Thistle is Neighborly
05/14/2019 - It's tough to control musk thistle
05/08/2019 - Weed issues confront landowners west of Canby
08/04/2017 - Noxious weeds continue to be constant battle