Centaurea melitensis

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Centaurea melitensis is native to the Mediterranean region. It is listed as a noxious weed in New Mexico.

Facts about "Centaurea melitensis"
appendage colorationpurplish +
appendage shapespiny-fringed +, tipped +, entire +, acute + and spine-tipped +
array architectureopen +, leafy + and corymbiform +
blade shapeoblong +, oblanceolate +, linear +, entire + and dentate +
body colorationstramineous +
body shapeovate +
bristle colorationwhite +
bristle countmany +
bristle external texturestiff +
bristle sizeunequal +
chromosome count24 +
corolla colorationyellow +
corolla prominenceinconspicuous +
corolla sizeslender +
cypsela colorationdull + and brown +
cypsela external texturehairy +
cypsela size2.5 +
floret countmany +
floret reproductionfertile +
flowering timespringsummer +, apr +, may +, jun + and jul +
habitatroadsides +, fields +, pine-oak woodlands + and chaparral agricultural areas +
hair architecturejointed + and multicellular +
head architecturesessile + and pedunculate +
head architecture or shapedisciform +
head arrangementsingly + and in open leafy corymbiform arrays +
head arrangement or habitclustered +
involucre external texturecobwebby-tomentose + and glabrous +
involucre shapeovoid +
leaf architecturepetiolate + and tapering to base +
leaf countabsent +
leaf other or positionproximal cauline +
leaf positionbasal +
margin positioncauline +
margin shapeentire +, dentate +, lobed + and long-decurrent +
spine sizeslender +
stem architecturebranched +
whole organism external texturegray-tomentose + and villous +
whole organism external texture or reliefscabrous +
whole organism life styleannual +
whole organism otherherbage +
whole organism patternresin-gland-dotted +