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Knapweed

Observed: 15th July 2011 By: FrancineFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in PlantsFrancine’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

One of several different knapweeds at Rushbeds. It doesn't look like either the common variety and isn't the greater variety. It could always be a hybrid!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) interacts

Comments

Francine's picture

More rayed

This plant looks more rayed than others I've seen, is there often this much variation with Common Knapweed or is it just more open?
Carol

cicuta58's picture

var radiata

is more often introduced in seed mixes than the unrayed form.

cicuta58

Francine's picture

Thanks for the clarification

This was in a wildflower meadow within the nature reserve so it could well have been introduced in a seed mix.
Carol