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Maltese Star Thistle

Centaurea melitensis L.

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Centaurea melitensis (Maltese Star Thistle) is a species of annual herb in the family Asteraceae. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Morocco, Western North America, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, France, Libya, Algeria, Portugal, Greece, and Tunisia. They have achenes. Flowers are visited by Erynnis propertius, Vanessa cardui, Heliopetes ericetorum, and Checkered White.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0030107
  • Definition: a fruit which develops from a carpel or gyneocium and at maturity comprises a dry exocarp, a dry mesocarp, and a dry endocarp that are connected to a seed coat by a funicle
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Maltese star-thistle. View this species on GBIF