A thistle which has a solitary drooping flower with a musky fragrance.
- Carduus nutans, family Compositae.
- Currently there are six noxious weeds in Nebraska, including Canada thistle, plumeless thistle, musk thistle, leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, and diffuse knapweed.
- Although musk thistle is not poisonous, livestock will not graze near the plants and may refuse to enter heavily infested areas.
- In addition, biennial weeds such as musk thistle, wild carrot, and burdock should be eliminated before establishing forage.
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