Patagonia Wildflowers
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Chilean knapweed
Plectocephalus chilensis
Plectocephalus chilensis
Chilean knapweed Aster Family
Plectocephalus chilensis Asteraceae
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English common name
  •Chilean knapweed
Spanish common names
  •flor del minero
accepted scientific name
  •Plectocephalus chilensis (Bertero ex Hook. & Arn.) G.Don
rules for finding collection records
  •Centaurea chilensis (34)
  •Plectocephalus chilensis (93)
family name
  • Asteraceae
Image Author: ©2015 Michael G. Simpson
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 2.5 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 3rd week of August thru 2nd week of April

How Likely at this Location (24%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (81%)
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Fundación R.A. Philippi
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