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Centaurea melitensis
Maltese star-thistle Aster Family
Centaurea melitensis Asteraceae
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English common names
  •Maltese star-thistle
  •tocalote
Spanish common names
  •abrepuño
  •abre puños
accepted scientific name
  •Centaurea melitensis L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Centaurea melitensis (76)
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 third week of September thru first week of March
Native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa

How Likely at this Location (37%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
base map where plant found

Grassland
Disturbed
Brush
Riparian
Forest
Rocky
Desert
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