Centaurea calcitrapa

Commonly known as purple starthistle

Distribution Map

Weed Classification

Noxious Weed Class Not designated a New Mexico noxious weed
Weed Type forb
Found in rangeland
Duration perennial
Juice not milky
Spines, Thorns, and Prickles flowers
Growth Habit at Maturity spreading
Leaf Arrangement basal,alternate Show example photo
Leaf Type lobed Show example photo
Presence of Leaf Tendils absent Show example photo
Leaf Succulence not succulent
Stem Shape round
Flower Color pink-red,blue-purple
Flower Symmetry symmetric Show example photo

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