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    • Centaurea melitensis
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    • tocalote
    • napa star thistle
    • Maltese Star-thistle

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Recent observations

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What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

mcduck

Date

June 11, 2012

Description

Blue Oak/Sagebrush habitat, in recent road cut.

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tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

psuri

Date

May 10, 2014

Description

21 cm., purple, SW, no predation.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

cdunn

Date

May 2, 2014 04:29 PM PDT

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tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

dipperanch

Date

June 18, 2014 05:54 PM PDT

Description

Scattered along trail 100 plants

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

dipperanch

Date

May 1, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

Along trail and brush edge. Rosette. Scattered, >> 1%, mixed with small amounts Italian thistle some of which has bolted and flower buds show color. By two houses off Page Mill Road.

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Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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kueda

Date

June 15, 2014 05:24 PM PDT

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What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

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evelynch

Date

June 1, 2014 01:00 PM PDT

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Square

Observer

tlim

Date

June 2, 2014 10:34 AM PDT

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Square

What

Tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

delacruzgiovana2

Date

May 30, 2014 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Dried up, thorns coming out of the flowers

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Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

lili

Date

May 30, 2014 12:23 PM PDT

Description

Invasive

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What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

wildmarin

Date

May 28, 2014 07:45 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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