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Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2002
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Zouhar, Kris 2002. Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/cirvul/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Alpine/subalpine shrubland/meadow, Riparian woodland/shrubland, Mountain shrubland/wooded draw
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10492
FEIS Number: 1046
Record updated: May 24, 2018