Taxon  Report   12140    
Centaurea virgata  Lam.
Squarrose knapweed
Centaurea virgata
© 2013 Gerald Carr (ssp. squarrosa)
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Centaurea virgata
© 2015 Zoya Akulova (ssp. squarrosa)
Centaurea virgata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Centaurea virgata
© 2013 Gerald Carr (ssp. squarrosa)
Genus: Centaurea
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Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Centaurea virgata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

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 16, 2019).