Meadow Knapweed

Centaurea pratensis

One to several stems extending from a woody root. Lower leaves have long stalks, upper leaves have no stalks. Rosette leaves have prominent white mid-veins; all leaves are hairy. Bright pink to purple flowers with papery, fringed bracts.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesRoadsides, sand/gravel bars, river banks, irrigated pastures, meadows, forest opening, grasslands and industrial sites.
Mature Height3’
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