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

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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July 30, 2015 03:50 PM PDT

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July 30, 2015 02:21 PM PDT

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July 29, 2015 03:13 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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July 26, 2015 10:45 AM PDT

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July 25, 2015 04:08 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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July 23, 2015

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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July 21, 2015 04:53 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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July 20, 2015 06:11 PM PDT

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July 20, 2015 02:39 PM PDT

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July 19, 2015 12:35 PM PDT

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Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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July 19, 2015 02:47 PM PDT

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July 18, 2015 10:38 AM 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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