Carduus nutans L.
Common Name: NODDING THISTLE, MUSK THISTLE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

Carduus nutans B. S. Walters

Roadsides, fields, and gravelly banks. The oldest Michigan collection seen is from Eaton Co. in 1924. This Eurasian species is locally introduced in North America.

Locations

Eaton County
Hillsdale County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=267.