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    • Maltese Star-thistle
    • Napa thistle
    • Napa star thistle
    • tocalote
    • Malta Thistle
  • Scientific Names
    • Centaurea melitensis

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Recent observations

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No photos or sounds

Date

April 27, 2015

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17284895875 44d893710e s

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

bbunny

Date

April 19, 2015 09:43 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 26, 2015 09:41 AM PDT

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Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 26, 2015 09:33 AM PDT

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Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 26, 2015 08:36 AM PDT

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Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 24, 2015 05:33 PM PDT

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Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 22, 2015 06:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Maltese Star-thistle Centaurea melitensis

Observer

connlindajo

Date

April 14, 2015 11:31 AM CDT

Description

Unfamiliar...resembles a thistle flower but not prickly...need to revisit.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 19, 2015 03:33 PM PDT

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Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 18, 2015 10:42 AM PDT

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No photos or sounds

Date

April 17, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

tocalote Centaurea melitensis

Observer

glmory

Date

April 12, 2015 10:16 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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