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
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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)

Synonyms:

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 ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (n.w.), Turkey (n.e.)
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Adventive

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom [England]


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario, Quebec]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Michigan]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Washington]


References:

  1. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  2. Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  9. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  10. Ochsmann, J. Knapweeds (Centaurea L. and some related genera) in North America (Centaurea Pages)
  11. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  12. 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)
  13. Sell, P. & G. Murrell Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. (F GB Ire)

Check other web resources for Centaurea macrocephala Muss. Puschk. ex Willd. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=401600. Accessed 24 June 2018.