By Robert Sivinski

New Mexico has 12 native thistle species that are innocuous, but often become collateral damage in the war against non-native noxious weeds. This colorful and informative NPSNM publication is a free PDF file (15 MB) that will help you distinguish native from non-native thistles in New Mexico and adjacent regions. Here are two PDF options for downloading or printing:

1. Download PDF for screen view on computer and mobile devices, or print 8.5” x 11” document.

SCREEN VIEW OR 8.5 X 11 PRINT (Link to File)

2. Download PDF to print 5.5” x 8.5” booklet.

PRINT 5.5 X 8.5 BOOKLET (NM Thistles Booklet)

  • Print this booklet on 8.5” x 11” paper (11 sheets), then fold in half and staple or stitch the crease. Set your print settings to:
    • Print on both sides
    • “Flip on short edge”
    • Landscape orientation