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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:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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 [Québec, Ontario]
    • 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).
  2. Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils (unpublished draft)
  3. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  9. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: = Grossheimia macrocephalus (Muss. Puschk. ex Willd.) Sosn. & Takht.
  10. Ochsmann, J. 2001. Knapweeds (Centaurea L. and some related genera) in North America. Welcome to the Centaurea pages URL: http://www.centaurea.net/centaurea-America.htm target='_blank'
  11. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  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).
  13. Sell, P. & G. Murrell. 1996-. Flora of Great Britain and Ireland.
  14. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

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


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=401600. Accessed 18 October 2019.