All Floras      Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 19, 20 and 21 Page 189, 190, 194 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 19, 20 and 21 | Asteraceae | Centaurea

11a. Centaurea stoebe Linnaeus subsp. micranthos (S. G. Gmelin ex Gugler) Hayek, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30(2): 766. 1931.

Spotted knapweed, centaurée maculée ou tachetée

Centaurea maculosa Lamarck subsp. micranthos S. G. Gmelin ex Gugler, Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 6: 167. 1908; C. biebersteinii de Candolle

Perennials, 30–150 cm. Stems usually many, loosely gray-tomentose, branches ascending. Leaves loosely gray-tomentose or becoming glabrous, resin-gland-dotted; basal and proximal cauline petiolate, blades 10–15 cm, margins 1–2 times divided into linear or oblong segments; mid and distal cauline smaller, entire or dissected. Heads usually many in open cymiform arrays, pedunculate. Involucres ovoid, 10–13 mm. Phyllaries: bodies pale green or pink tinged, ovate (outer) to oblong (inner), with several prominent parallel veins, glabrous or finely tomentose, erect appendages decurrent on distal phyllary margins, dark brown or black, scarious, fringed with slender teeth. Florets 30–40; corollas pink to purple (white), those of sterile florets 15–25 mm, slender or somewhat enlarged, those of fertile florets 12–15 mm. Cypselae whitish or pale brown, 3–3.5 mm, finely hairy; pappi in 1–2 series, of many white, unequal, stiff bristles to 5 mm. 2n = 36.

Flowering summer (Jun–Sep). Roadsides, fields, open forests; 50–2800 m; introduced; Alta., B.C., N.B., N.S., Ont., Que.; Ala., Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Europe.


Related Objects  
  • Distribution Map
  • Map

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |