bighead knapweed USDA PLANTS Symbol: CEMA9
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Centaurea macrocephala Puschk. ex Willd.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae
Synonym(s): big yellow centaurea, big-headed knapweed
Native Range: Caucasus (BAIL);

EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998