Patagonia Wildflowers
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purple starthistle
Centaurea calcitrapa
Centaurea calcitrapa
purple starthistle Aster Family
Centaurea calcitrapa Asteraceae
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English common name
  •purple starthistle
Spanish common names
accepted scientific name
  •Centaurea calcitrapa L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Centaurea calcitrapa (106)
family name
  • Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2006 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
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 beginning of September thru 3rd week of May
Native to Europe

How Likely at this Location (22%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
base map where plant found
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