Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3526

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: Absent (or not)
Bisexual, all fertile or 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 nigrescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centaurea nigrescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Centaurea transalpina

 

COMMON NAME:
Tyrol Knapweed, Short-fringed Knapweed