Cirsium vinaceum

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Rare Plant Identifiers

Latin Name: Cirsium vinaceum

Common Names: Sacramento Mountain thistle

Designations: Federally Threatened, State Endangered (New Mexico)

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Associated Invasives

Dipsacus fullonum

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Rare-Invasive Interactions

In New Mexico. multiple short-term studies showed potential interference between non-native and rare species (Huenneke and Thomson 1995).

Information Sources


Huenneke, L.F., and Thomson, J.K. 1995. Potential interference between a threatened endemic thistle and an invasive nonnative plant. Conservation Biology. 9, 2: 416-425.

Useful Links

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Image Collection

California Invasive Plant Council


Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants

Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia Center for Invasive Species Information and Ecosystem Health

NatureServe Explorer


Western Weed Science Society