Centaurea maculosa

This European species is considered invasive in much of North America.  While a field of purple can be pretty, allopathic chemicals prevent nearby plants from growing well, seriously impacting the ecology of the fields and meadows it invades.

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
spotted knapweed
Type: 
Non-Native
Herbaceous Plants - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials

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