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Maltese Star Thistle

Centaurea melitensis L.

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Centaurea melitensis (Maltese star-thistle) is a herbaceous species of plant in the family Asteraceae, with a self-supporting growth habit. It has simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Mournful Duskywing, Texas Powdered-Skipper, and Vanessa cardui. It is a photoautotroph.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Maltese star-thistle