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Yellow Star Thistle

Centaurea solstitialis L.

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Centaurea solstitialis (Yellow Star Thistle) is a species of annual herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Western North America, Iraq, Tunisia, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Tajikistan, Iran, Italy, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Syria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Algeria, Spain, France, Albania, Georgia, and Bulgaria. They have simple, simple leaves. Flowers are visited by Bumble Bees, Halictus ligatus, Heliopetes ericetorum, and Woodland Skipper. Individuals can grow to 0.54 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of yellow star-thistle. View this species on GBIF