Carduus nutans - Asteraceae Family - Biennial
Prevention (Prev) Monitor and destroy new plants before seed production.
Mechanical (Mech) Hand pulling, digging, cutting, mowing and tilling.
Cultural (Cult) Biological control agents, livestock grazing, and revegetation practices.
Chemical (Chem) Selective herbicides based on the plant and the specific location. Check our weed fact sheets for specific control information.
Musk thistle: flower
Musk thistle: foliage
Musk thistle: infestation
Musk thistle: rosette
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of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension. (2012, March). Musk thistle [PDF file]. Retrieved from http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec176.pdf
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Information System. Retrieved from https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/carnut/all.html