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Taxon: Centaurea macrocephala Muss. Puschk. ex Willd.

Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Carduoideae tribe: Cardueae subtribe: Centaureinae.
Nomen number: 401600
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 3(3):2298. 1803
Name verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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:
WA*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • big-head knapweed   (Source: comm NCEPP) – English
  • giant knapweed   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • globe centaurea   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • great golden knapweed   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • large-head star thistle   (Source: F GB Ire ) – English
  • yellow bachelor's-button   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • yellow cornflower   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • centaurée à gros capitules   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • centaurée à grosse tête   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • großköpfige Flockenblume   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Iran [n.w.]; Turkey [n.e.]
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, Quebec
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Washington

      Adventive:
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom - England

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Centaurea macrocephala Muss. Puschk. ex Willd.:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
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?401600 (28 August 2014)

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