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Centaurea benedicta
blessed thistle Aster Family
Centaurea benedicta Asteraceae
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common name
  blessed thistle
accepted scientific name
  Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.
rules for finding collection records
  Centaurea benedicta (168)
  Cnicus benedictus (325)
family name
  Asteraceae
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)
base map where plant found

Disturbed
Brush
Riparian
Forest
Grassland
Desert
grid lines base