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purple starthistle
Centaurea calcitrapa
purple starthistle Aster Family
Centaurea calcitrapa Asteraceae
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common names
  purple starthistle
  red starthistle
accepted scientific name
  Centaurea calcitrapa L.
rules for finding collection records
  Centaurea calcitrapa (438)
family name
  Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2006 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.6 to 1.0 inches
Number of ray petals: 25 to 40
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 3rd week of February thru 2nd week of December

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
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Disturbed
Grassland
Riparian
Forest
Native Plant Status
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native Not Native
native Not Present

Invasive in some regions.
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