Calflora
Taxon  Report   10806    
Centaurea benedicta  (L.) L.
Blessed thistle
Centaurea benedicta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Centaurea
Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

PLANTS other name:
Cnicus benedictus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cnicus benedictus
More information about  Centaurea benedicta
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CNBE)

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Consortium of California Herbaria


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2019).