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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
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Centaurea americana

Basket-Flower, Star Thistle


Location: Babcock Rd. at Hollyhock Rd., southeast corner.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Deep soil and full sun.

Description: Stem: simple, 2-5'. Flower: all disc type, lavender and white, varying lengths, Phyllaries forming a basket-like involucre which dries to brown.

County: Bexar
Collector: Lottie Millsaps
Collection Date: May 18, 1990
Specimen number: 49

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0055
Accession Date: Apr. 29, 1991
Accession Number: 5

Annotations: SCXXB

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