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    • Maltese Star-thistle
    • Napa thistle
    • Napa star thistle
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    • Tocalote
  • Scientific Names
    • Centaurea melitensis

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Recent observations

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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November 26, 2016 07:05 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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finatic

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November 5, 2016 12:53 PM PDT

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San Diego County, California, US

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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November 20, 2016 11:54 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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November 19, 2016 02:40 PM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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kexianchen

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November 2, 2016 10:28 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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June 21, 2012 11:40 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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buff9093

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November 9, 2016 07:30 PM CST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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zhangcheng

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November 2, 2016 10:28 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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doreenodonovan

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October 22, 2016 05:50 PM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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microm

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October 20, 2016

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Plenty of those around too!

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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October 22, 2016 11:29 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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October 4, 2016 01:09 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 naturalized...

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