Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4135

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Look for it in waste areas near wool-combing mill, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Yellow
Rays: Absent
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 (5/21/15):
Centaurea melitensis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centaurea melitensis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Centaurea melitensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Maltese Star-thistle


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