Taxon  Report   1845 
Centaurea calcitrapa  L.
Purple star thistle,  red star thistle
Centaurea calcitrapa , a dicot, is an annual or 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 moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper ).

 

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Centaurea calcitrapa
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Centaurea calcitrapa
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Centaurea
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Centaurea calcitrapa  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (CECA2)

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 21, 2014).

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