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

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Recent observations

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tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

Date

May 28, 2015 06:13 PM PDT

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kaijianliu

Date

May 21, 2015 09:38 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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kjel

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May 21, 2015

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anewman

Date

May 23, 2015

Place

Kerr WMA (Google, OSM)

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

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May 25, 2015

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tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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kueda

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May 24, 2015 02:53 PM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

Date

May 23, 2015

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tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

Date

May 23, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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May 22, 2015

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

Date

May 22, 2015

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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caminogirl

Date

May 18, 2015 07:20 AM PDT

Description

All over edge of trails

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

Date

May 15, 2015
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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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