Taxon  Report   1851 
Centaurea melitensis  L.
Maltese star thistle, Napa star thistle, tocalote
Centaurea melitensis, a dicot, is an annual 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 melitensis
© 2005 James M. Andre
Centaurea melitensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Centaurea melitensis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Communities: agricultural weed, weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Centaurea
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Centaurea melitensis  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (CEME2)

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website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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: Jul 28, 2014).

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