Taxon: Centaurea macrocephala Muss. Puschk. ex Willd.

 
Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 401600
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 3(3):2298. 1803
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • big-head knapweed  (Source: Rep NCEPPC) - English
  • giant knapweed  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • globe centaurea  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • great golden knapweed  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • large-head star thistle  (Source: F GB Ire) - English
  • yellow bachelor's-button  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • yellow cornflower  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • centaurée à gros capitules  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • centaurée à grosse tête  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • großköpfige Flockenblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Iran; Turkey

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Michigan
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Washington

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

    Adventive:

  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom - England

References:

  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • 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)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Ochsmann, J. Knapweeds (Centaurea L. and some related genera) in North America (Centaurea Pages)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Sell, P. & G. Murrell Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. 1996- (F GB Ire)

Synonyms:

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