Taxon: Centaurea sulphurea Willd.

Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 316614
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 2:930. 1809
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:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide F CalifJep)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Adventive:

  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: France


  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • National Plant Board National Plant Board federal and state quarantine summaries. 2008- (NPB State Noxweed)
  • Ochsmann, J. Knapweeds (Centaurea L. and some related genera) in North America (Centaurea Pages)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)

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