bighead knapweed
Centaurea macrocephala Puschk. ex Willd.


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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Centaurea

Other System Links

Plants: CEMA9
Bayer: CENMC
GRIN: 401600
ITIS: 36963

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
big yellow centaurea, big-headed knapweed


Category: Forbs/Herbs