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Maltese star-thistle
Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese star-thistle Aster Family
Centaurea melitensis Asteraceae
common names
  Maltese star-thistle
accepted scientific name
  Centaurea melitensis L.
rules for finding collection records
  Centaurea melitensis (48)
family name
  • Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2008 Keir Morse
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.7 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal
Plant Observed beginning of February thru 1st week of September
Native to Europe. Naturalized.

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Centaurea melitensis   L.   (TSN: 36965, Index: 785)

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