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    • Malta star-thistle
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    • Centaurea melitensis

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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paustin

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July 20, 2016 04:27 PM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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July 16, 2016 07:47 AM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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June 11, 2016 11:44 AM CDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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sedgreserve

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April 1, 2016

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dried

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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July 4, 2016 01:08 PM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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July 2, 2016 11:17 AM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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July 1, 2016 07:20 AM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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gcwarbler

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June 1, 2016

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Past peak bloom and drying out.

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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June 24, 2016 07:12 PM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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hfabian

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June 21, 2016

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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regina7

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May 26, 2016

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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dpom

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June 19, 2016 07:52 AM MST
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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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