Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Centaurea melitensis
  • English
    • Tocalote
    • Napa thistle
    • Napa star thistle
    • Malta Thistle
    • Maltese Star-thistle

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Recent observations

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What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

finatic

Date

January 9, 2016 11:44 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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katie19

Date

January 23, 2016 10:08 AM PST

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What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

Date

January 23, 2016 12:51 PM PST

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What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

January 17, 2016 02:02 PM PST

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Square

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

carloscarrera

Date

April 8, 2015

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No photos or sounds

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

econlisk

Date

October 17, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

Description

Part of the Riverside BioBlitz. Observed by Michael Fugate and Emily Howe while wandering around the Ameal Moore Nature Center.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

finatic

Date

December 19, 2015 10:13 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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jaykeller

Date

January 2, 2016 11:10 AM PST

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

Date

January 1, 2016 04:21 PM PST

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Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

December 29, 2015 02:00 PM PST

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Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

December 26, 2015 01:52 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

December 24, 2015 03:51 PM PST
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Description from Wikipedia

Centaurea melitensis (called Maltese star thistle in Europe, tocalote or tocolote in western North America) is an annual plant of the Asteraceae, 1- 11 dm high, with resin-dotted leaves and spine-tipped phyllaries. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa. It was introduced to North America in the 18th Century; the first documented occurrence in California is in the adobe of a building constructed in San Fernando in 1797. It is also...

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