Scolymus L.

Scolymus is a genus of three species, all native to the Mediterranean region. Two are rather weedy and frequently occur beyond their native boundaries.

Scolymus maculatus

Additional alien: Scolymus hispanicus L. (Medit., wool alien) (Lambinon 1957).


Additional useful information on Scolymus and other genera of the Cichorieae is available at:

Lambinon J. (1957) Contribution à l’étude de la flore adventice de Belgique. I. adventices rares ou nouvelles pour la Belgique. Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belg. 89: 85-100.

Sell P.D. (1976) Scolymus. In: Tutin T.G. & al. (eds.), Flora Europaea, vol. 4. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 304.

Vázquez F.M. (2000) The genus Scolymus Tourn. ex L. (Asteraceae): taxonomy and distribution. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 58(1): 83-100.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith