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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
Native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa. Invasive in NV, NM

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

Disturbed
Brush
Riparian
Grassland
Forest
Rocky
Desert
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