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Diffuse Knapweed

Centaurea diffusa Lam.

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Centaurea diffusa (Diffuse Knapweed) is a species of annual herb in the family Asteraceae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Yugoslavia, Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova, Eastern Mediterranean, Armenia, Italy, Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Greece, and Syria. They have achenes. Flowers are visited by Common Branded Skipper, Common Wood Nymph, Speyeria atlantis hesperis, and Plebejus melissa.

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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 diffuse knapweed. View this species on GBIF