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    • Centaurea melitensis

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Recent observations

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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July 5, 2015 05:32 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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July 2, 2015 06:06 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

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July 2, 2015

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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June 29, 2015 05:22 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

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June 27, 2015

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

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June 25, 2015

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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June 23, 2015 06:13 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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finatic

Date

June 6, 2015 05:17 PM PDT

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San Diego County, California, US

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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finatic

Date

June 6, 2015 05:39 PM PDT

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San Diego County, California, US

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

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June 22, 2015

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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jaykeller

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June 21, 2015 06:44 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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June 20, 2015 03:45 PM PDT
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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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