Calflora
Taxon  Report   1851    
Centaurea melitensis  L.
Maltese star thistle,  Napa star thistle, Tocalote
Centaurea melitensis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Centaurea
Habitat: disturbed

Communities: agricultural weed, weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

 
More information about  Centaurea melitensis

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: Aug 21, 2019).