Taxon  Report   1850 
(not active)   Centaurea maculosa  Lam.
spotted knapweed
Centaurea maculosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high (plant profile).


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Centaurea maculosa
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Centaurea maculosa
© 2001 CDFA
Community: escaped cultivar
Genus: Centaurea
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Name Status:
Accepted by XWALK + JM93
TJM2 + PLANTS: accepted name: Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
 NOTE: Centaurea maculosa is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2014).

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