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Taxon: Centaurea calcitrapa L.

Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Carduoideae tribe: Cardueae subtribe: Centaureinae.
Nomen number: 316612
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:917. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ*°, CA*, NM*, NV*°, OR*°, WA*°, WY°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.
Link to species profile at National Invasive Species Information Center

Common names:

  • purple cockspur   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • purple star thistle   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • red star thistle   (Source: F BritStace ) – English
  • saucy-bob   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • star thistle   (Source: F NZeal ) – English
  • morrar   (Source: F Egypt ) – Arabic
  • shuk   (Source: Weeds Egypt . 1984) – Arabic
  • centaurée chausse-trape   (Source: Knapweeds NAmer) – French
  • chausse-trape   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • Stern-Flockenblume   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • centáurea-colirada   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • centáurea-estrela   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tistelklint   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Austria; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Southern Africa: South Africa
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Utah
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

      Adventive:
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Norway
    Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Poland
    East Europe: Latvia

References:

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Check other web resources for Centaurea calcitrapa L.:


Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?316612 (23 April 2014)

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