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    • Maltese Star-thistle
    • Malta Star-Thistle
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    • Napa star thistle
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    • Centaurea melitensis

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Recent observations

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Square

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

May 1, 2016 04:35 PM PDT

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Square

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 29, 2016 06:09 PM PDT

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What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

April 6, 2016

Description

Malta Star-thistle at the very western edge of Texas in Canutillo.

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Square

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

lchroman

Date

April 28, 2016 12:49 PM PDT

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What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

April 5, 2016

Description

A few plants growing at a roadside historical marker (the "Salt War") near Salt Flat, Hudspeth Co., TX.

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Square

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 25, 2016 05:53 PM PDT

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What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

robert_lum

Date

April 25, 2016 07:00 AM PDT

Description

see picture

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What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

jim-botany

Date

April 24, 2016

Description

iNat went down while I was in the field. No data was uploaded at the time.

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Square

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 22, 2016 05:59 PM PDT

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Square

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Date

April 21, 2016 11:44 AM PDT

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Square

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 21, 2016 04:21 PM PDT

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What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

flopsybunny

Date

April 20, 2016
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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 naturalized...

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