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Plectocephalus americanus
American star-thistle Aster Family
Plectocephalus americanus Asteraceae
common name
  American star-thistle
accepted scientific name
  Plectocephalus americanus (Nutt.) D. Don
rules for finding collection records
  Centaurea americana (312)
  Plectocephalus americanus (74)
family name
Image Author: ©2007 Patrick Alexander
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 1.4 to 2. inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 2nd week of April thru 1st week of November

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
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