Taxon: Plectocephalus americana (Nutt.) D. Don

 
Genus: Plectocephalus
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Carduoideae
      Tribe: Cardueae
        Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 463127
Place of publication: R. Sweet, Brit. fl. gard. ser. 2, 1(= 4): t. 51. 1830
Name Verified on: 11-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-May-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • American basket-flower  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • American star thistle  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • basket-flower  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • powderpuff thistle  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • thornless thistle  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • amerikanische Flockenblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • cardo del valle  (Source: F NAmer) - Spanish
  • jätteklint  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Centaurea americana; Hortus 3, as Centaurea americana)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, - Missouri, - Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, - Louisiana
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Queretaro
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)

Synonyms:

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