Calflora
Taxon  Report   1848 
Centaurea diluta  Aiton
North African knapweed,  Star thistle
Centaurea diluta
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
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Centaurea diluta
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Centaurea diluta
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Centaurea diluta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Centaurea diluta
© 2013 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Centaurea
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Centaurea diluta
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEDI4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2017).

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