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Digital Herbaria

Centaurea melitensis

Centaurea melitensis L.


USDA Symbol: CEME2
USDA Native Status: L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)

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Specimen & Label Data

Centaurea melitensis

Malta Star-Thistle


Location: E R.O.W. of Ira Lee Rd & 150 m S of Laurens Lane, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

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.

County: Bexar
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)

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