Taxon: Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng.

Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 316084
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 3:406. 1826
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Iberian knapweed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Iberian star thistle  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Moldova; Ukraine - Krym
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Greece; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia

  • Naturalized:

  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina

  • Adventive:

  • Europe

    • East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
    • Southwestern Europe: France


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