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Centaurea benedicta
blessed thistle Aster Family
Centaurea benedicta Asteraceae
common name
  blessed thistle
accepted scientific name
  Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.
rules for finding collection records
  Centaurea benedicta (168)
  Cnicus benedictus (325)
family name
Image Author: ©2009 Keir Morse
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 1.2 to 1.6 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal
Plant Observed last week of February thru 2nd week of September

How Likely at this Location (21%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (20)
Wikimedia Commons (12)
Jay Sullivan (1)
Cal Photos (3)
Carolinas & Georgia (2)
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