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Knapweed at Preston Montford FSC

Observed: 2nd September 2013 By: JanetHigginsJanetHiggins’s reputation in PlantsJanetHiggins’s reputation in PlantsJanetHiggins’s reputation in PlantsJanetHiggins’s reputation in Plants
2013-09-01 12.57.07
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Wildlife Ranger's picture

Centaurea

I cant aee any of the features from one image

http://usmo4.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=Centaurea+nigra

How did you conclude on your observation ?

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anonymous spotter's picture

the two common Centaurea

the two common Centaurea species are nigra and scabiosa, from the leaves visible it is clearly not scabiosa as the leaves are not lobed so its nigra. The form of nigra that cuases most problems is this one with radiating outer florets as it looks like scabiosa from a distance but clearly is not from the leaves