Centaurea melitensis L.
()USDA Symbol: CEME2
USDA Native Status: L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: E R.O.W. of Ira Lee Rd & 150 m S of Laurens Lane, San Antonio.
Habitat: Open, dry, alkaline roadside.
Description: Winter annual. Stems several from base, ascending, to 75 cm tall, branched above. Lower leaves pinnately lobed, upper ones linear, to 3 cm long, decurrent. Heads axillary in upper region. Involucre globose, 1 cm dia, plus spines, bur-like. Phyllaries in 5 series, firm, spinose w/1-2 pair of lateral spines. Corolla yellow; pappus bristles whining whit.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Apr 29, 1994
Specimen number: 564
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0848
Accession Date: Jul 26, 1994
Accession Number: 63 Annotations: SCXRB (In flower)