Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3384

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC (increasing rapidly in VA)

Look for it roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Pinkish-purple
Rays: Lavender/ Purplish
Bisexual, fertile (peripheral florets sterile)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Centaurea jacea   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centaurea jacea   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Brown Knapweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ceja_001_lvd

        

image of Centaurea jacea

Otto Wilhelm Thome    who_tafel_133_small

        

Flora von Deutschland Osterreich und der Schweiz (1885).

image of Centaurea jacea

Janus (Jan) Kops, Flora Batava    wik_centaurea_jacea_v1

        

An illustration from Kops' Flora Batava, in the public domain.

image of Centaurea jacea

Janus (Jan) Kops, Flora Batava    wik_centaurea_jacea_v19

        

An illustration from Kops' Flora Batava, in the public domain.