Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3771

Forb
Annual/Perennial

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

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal and lower stem leaves often absent at anthesis)

FLOWER:
Summer
Disc: Creamy-white
Rays: Absent
Bisexual, fertile (peripheral florets sterile)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Centaurea diffusa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centaurea diffusa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Acosta diffusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Tumble Knapweed