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Centaurea diffusa

Centaurea diffusa Lam.

Acosta diffusa (Lam.) Soják

Diffuse Knapweed, White Knapweed, Tumble Knapweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusCentaureaFrom the Latin and a reference to the Centaur Chiron who was supposed to have discovered the medicinal uses of a plant in Greece that came to be called Centaury
SpeciesdiffusaSpreading loosely

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Centaurea diffusa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Nov 2013.

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Centaurea diffusa (Diffuse Knapweed, White Knapweed, Tumble Knapweed)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)

Centaurea diffusa (Diffuse Knapweed, White Knapweed, Tumble Knapweed)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 8 × 6" (20 × 14 cm)

Centaurea diffusa (Diffuse Knapweed, White Knapweed, Tumble Knapweed)

7/17/2014 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 12 cm)

Centaurea diffusa (Diffuse Knapweed, White Knapweed, Tumble Knapweed)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 16 cm)

Centaurea diffusa (Diffuse Knapweed, White Knapweed, Tumble Knapweed)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 10 cm)

Centaurea diffusa (Diffuse Knapweed, White Knapweed, Tumble Knapweed)

7/17/2014 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 8 × 6" (20 × 14 cm)

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