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Centaurea melitensis
Maltese star-thistle Aster Family
Centaurea melitensis Asteraceae
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common names
  Maltese star-thistle
  tocalote
accepted scientific name
  Centaurea melitensis L.
rules for finding collection records
  Centaurea melitensis (1633)
family name
  Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2008 Keir Morse
Image License: CC BY-NC-SA
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.8 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal
Plant Observed 3rd week of March thru 1st week of September
Invasive in NV, NM

How Likely at this Location (43%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Disturbed
Brush
Riparian
Grassland
Forest
Sand
Rocky
Desert
grid lines base