Maltese Star-Thistle (Centaurea melitensis)


Centaurea Melitensis, or more commonly know as Maltese Star-Thistle, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Centaurea. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Centaurea Melitensis or Maltese Star-Thistle's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Centaurea
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) CAN (I)
  • State Noxious Status: NM (CBW) NV (NW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: NM (Malta starthistle) NV (Malta thistle)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: Cal-IPC STATE

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