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Spotted Knapweed

Centaurea stoebe

Biennial or short-lived perennial; multiple stems with several coming from each rosette. Leaves are oblong and wider at the tip. Leaves and stems are blue-gray in color. Flowers are purple, tips of flower heads are urn-shaped. Bracts are usually black, thus the name “spotted”.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesRoadsides, gravel bars, pasutres, grasslands.
Mature Height3’
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