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Centaurea virgata  Lam.  ssp. squarrosa  (Boiss.) Gugler.
Squarrose knapweed
Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Parent: Centaurea virgata
Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSCentaurea squarrosa
PLANTSCentaurea triumfettii
PLANTSCentaurea variegata
PLANTSCentaurea virgata var. squarrosa
Information about  Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa from other sources

[Wikipedia] Origins: Centaurea virgata is a species of Centaurea. It is native to Western Asia. The subspecies C. virgata subsp. squarrosa is known as squarrose knapweed. (link added by Jessica Johnston)

[NPS] Introduction: Squarrose knapweed (Centaurea virgata ssp. squarrosa) is present in Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Michigan. How it was introduced to North America is unknown. (link added by Jessica Johnston)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/19/2024).