Spotted Knapweed

Centaurea stoebe/Centaurea maculosa

Summary 5

Centaurea stoebe is a species of Centaurea found in Northern Italy. It is also an invasive species in the United States, and particularly widespread in dryer regions of the Pacific Northwest.
The common name spotted knapweed most often refers to Centaurea stoebe, formerly known as C. maculosa.

How to recognize it? 6

Solitary pink/purple flowerhead; black tipped bracts. Gray-green, deeply lobed leaves. Grow to 1.5m (4.9 ft).

Observations in Banff National Park 7

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