Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos

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. Deep taproot must be removed. May seem to be just 1-2 plants, but ~5-7 years later they become very productive!

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
spotted knapweed
Alternate Scientific Names: 
Centaurea maculosa
Type: 
Non-Native
Herbaceous Plants - Annuals, Biennials, Perennials
Native Region: 
Europe
Moisture: 
Dry
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Can be weedy

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