Calflora
Taxon  Report   13132    
Centaurea jacea  L.  ssp. pratensis  (W.D.J. Koch) Čelak.
Meadow knapweed
Centaurea jacea ssp. pratensis
© 2011 Jean Pawek
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Centaurea jacea ssp. pratensis
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Centaurea jacea ssp. pratensis
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Centaurea jacea ssp. pratensis, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Centaurea jacea ssp. pratensis
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Centaurea
Parent: Centaurea jacea
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Centaurea debeauxii
More information about  Centaurea jacea ssp. pratensis
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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