Supriya Ghosh

Centaurea sulphurea

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Cynareae
Scientific name  Centaurea sulphurea
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Centaurea
Higher classification  Knapweeds
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Similar  Knapweeds, Daisy family, Centaurea eriophora, Centaurea iberica, Centaurea diluta

Centaurea sulphurea (Sicilian star thistle or sulphur star knapweed) is an Asteraceae annual herb species. It is native to southwestern Europe and it is known on other continents as an introduced species. It is one of the closest relatives to Centaurea solstitialis, an extremely invasive thistle in California, but Centaurea sulphurea has only established several populations in California since its introduction in the mid-19th century.


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