Centaurea melitensis L.
MALTESE STAR-THISTLE
Malta Starthistle
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Centaurea melitensis L.
Maltese star-thistle

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General Information
Symbol: CEME2
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Annual
Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 559. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Centaurea L. – knapweed
Species Centaurea melitensis L. – Maltese star-thistle

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Nevada Malta thistle Noxious weed
New Mexico Malta starthistle Class B noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Centaurea melitensis Malta starthistle Maltese star thistle spotted knapweed tocalote This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. 2006. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council. Berkeley, California.

Wetland Status

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University of Washington Burke Museum (CEME2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (CEME2)
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Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese Star Thistle
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Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese Star Thistle
ID: 8120 3181 4903 0132 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese Star Thistle
ID: 8120 3181 4903 0133 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0801 0499 [detail]
© 2001 Steven Thorsted

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Malta Starthistle
ID: 0000 0000 0105 2739 [detail]
© 2005 James M. Andre

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0706 0052 [detail]
© 2006 Jennifer Naegele

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0706 0053 [detail]
© 2006 Jennifer Naegele

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
ID: 0000 0000 0706 1375 [detail]
2006 J. Zylstra, SBNF

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
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2006 J. Zylstra, SBNF

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
ID: 0000 0000 0706 1377 [detail]
2006 J. Zylstra, SBNF

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
ID: 0000 0000 0407 0204 [detail]
2007 J. Zylstra, SBNF

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
ID: 0000 0000 0407 0205 [detail]
2007 J. Zylstra, SBNF

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0807 0972 [detail]
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0807 0973 [detail]
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0807 0974 [detail]
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0807 0975 [detail]
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 1007 1412 [detail]
© 2007 Neal Kramer

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 1007 1413 [detail]
© 2007 Neal Kramer

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 0808 1787 [detail]
© 2008 Zoya Akulova

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tokalote
ID: 0000 0000 1008 0996 [detail]
© 2008 Zoya Akulova

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Tocalote
ID: 0000 0000 1208 0206 [detail]
© 2008 Thomas Stoughton

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Napa Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 1208 1535 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Napa Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 1208 1536 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Centaurea melitensis
Centaurea melitensis
Napa Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 1208 1537 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

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