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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Centaurea nigra   FAMILY Asteraceae__   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centaurea nigra   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Centaurea nigra

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Knapweed, Spanish-buttons


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image of Centaurea nigra, Black Knapweed, Spanish-buttons

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ceni2_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Centaurea nigra   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centaurea nigra   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Centaurea nigra

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3772

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Rare in NC

Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Pinkish-purple
Rays: Absent
Bisexual, fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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