Taxon  Report   11498 
Centaurea virgata  Lam.  ssp. squarrosa  (Boiss.) Gugler
Squarrose knapweed
Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa
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Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa
© 2002 Molly Elizabeth Bagley
Genus: Centaurea
Parent Record Centaurea virgata
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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PLANTS: Centaurea triumfettii
PLANTS: Centaurea variegata
PLANTS: Centaurea virgata var. squarrosa
TJM2 + PLANTS: Centaurea squarrosa
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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