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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Centaurea americana

Centaurea americana Nutt.

American Basket-flower, American Star-thistle, Basket-flower, Star Thistle, Shaving Brush, Basket Flower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: CEAM2

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-645

Field Data Form: LBJWC-645.pdf
Collection Date: 2008-06-17
Accession Number: LBJWC-645
Collection Number: 0645
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 29N
Phytoregion_full: Edwards Plateau
State: Texas
County: Burnet
Location: 3.3 km east on 281 on 1431

Latitude: 30.574850
Longitude: -98.234310
Altitude: 260 M
Elevation in M: 260

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Tragia sp., Gaillardia pulchella, Rudbeckia hirta, Coreopsis basalis, Nassella leucotricha, Sorghum halepense, Cirsium texanum, Monarda citriodora, Clematis drummondii, Convolvulus equitans, Ipomoea cordatotriloba
Geology: Limestone
Soil Texture: Brown

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: Area sampled: 1001-5000 sq. m.
Population Size: 1000

Inventory Data

LBJWC: 2000 seeds
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