Taxon  Report   10806 
Centaurea benedicta  (L.) L.
Blessed thistle
Centaurea benedicta
© 2008 Luigi Rignanese
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Centaurea benedicta
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Centaurea benedicta
© 2009 Stanley Spencer
Centaurea benedicta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Centaurea benedicta
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Centaurea
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Cnicus benedictus
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TJM2: Cnicus benedictus
More information about  Centaurea benedicta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2017).

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