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    • Centaurea melitensis

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Recent observations

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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hfabian

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May 26, 2016

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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jeckberg

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May 26, 2016 10:32 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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danielgeorge

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May 25, 2016 07:18 PM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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mywisenature

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May 25, 2016 05:39 PM CDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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rjadams55

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May 21, 2016

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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kevinhintsa

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May 22, 2016 01:21 PM PDT

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Non-native .

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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hfabian

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May 22, 2016

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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terrydad2

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May 22, 2016 04:18 PM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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leptonia

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May 22, 2016 10:00 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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gbentall

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May 21, 2016 10:43 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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miguelgrande

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May 21, 2016 11:44 AM PDT

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Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

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brentjohnson

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May 21, 2016
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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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