Taxon  Report   1850    
Centaurea maculosa  Lam.  
(no longer an active name)
Spotted knapweed
Centaurea maculosa
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
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Centaurea maculosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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point, line, or polygon

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Centaurea maculosa
© 2001 CDFA
Genus: Centaurea
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by XWALK

ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos

NOTE: Centaurea maculosa is no longer an active name.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).