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    • Centaurea melitensis

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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September 1, 2016 12:16 PM PDT

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May 2, 2016 04:51 PM PDT

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August 27, 2016 10:48 AM PDT

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cedric_lee

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August 20, 2016 12:04 PM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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cedric_lee

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August 20, 2016 10:09 AM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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glmory

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August 20, 2016 08:02 AM PDT

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cedric_lee

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August 17, 2016 02:39 PM PDT

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glmory

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August 15, 2016 12:54 PM PDT

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glmory

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August 14, 2016 07:37 AM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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mustangmari

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August 13, 2016 10:09 AM PDT

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cedric_lee

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August 9, 2016 05:13 PM PDT

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Malta star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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bob777

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April 2, 2016 08:29 AM CDT
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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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