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

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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jacoboh

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January 15, 2017 09:15 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

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January 14, 2017 09:18 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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jaykeller

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January 8, 2017 11:32 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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jacobogre

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May 30, 2005 09:22 AM EDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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December 18, 2016 08:07 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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gwenckatz

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December 17, 2016 08:50 AM PST

Description

Small thistly weed

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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qchen16

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December 8, 2016 11:15 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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December 10, 2016 10:05 AM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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euproserpinus

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December 3, 2016 02:13 PM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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huixinlin

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November 2, 2016 10:39 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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December 7, 2016 03:46 PM PST

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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lihua

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the past
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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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