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Centaurea melitensis

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Cynareae
Scientific name  Centaurea melitensis
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Centaurea
Higher classification  Knapweeds
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Similar  Knapweeds, Daisy family, Centaurea calcitrapa, Centaurea solstitialis, Centaurea aspera

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 on a number of Pacific islands.

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