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Maltese star-thistle
Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese star-thistle Aster Family
Centaurea melitensis Asteraceae
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English common names
  •Maltese star-thistle
Spanish common names
  •abre puños
accepted scientific name
  •Centaurea melitensis L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Centaurea melitensis (192)
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 0.7 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of August thru 1st week of February
Native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa

How Likely at this Location (32%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (54%)
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