Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng., Syst. veg. 3:406. 1826 ;
Common name: Iberian Star Thistle, Iberian Knapweed
Centaurea iberica (Iberian Starthistle or Iberian Knapweed) is a species of Centaurea. It is native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. It is known elsewhere as an introduced species and a noxious weed.
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Centaurea iberica from Kashmir, less common now (once it was very common) in wastelands and roadsides.
Photographed from Pampore on June 20, 2010.
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This is Echinops echinatus. Please check this link
It should be some other species in view of comments of … in another thread.
I am confused here. There is a single image with no information where the photo was taken. It is clearly not an Echinops? Kindly explain further.
I think it should be Centaurea iberica Trevir. ex Spreng. as per images herein.
I could find it out from comparative images in efi at Carduoideae
Yes, this does appear to match Centaurea iberica– Stewart records it from Baluchistan & many other parts of Pakistan through to Kashmir where it was common @ 300-2000m.
Which place in lower Himalayas?
Centaurea iberica Trev. ex Prengl. (syn: C. calcitrapa M Bieb. (Non L.)
I think it should be possible.
Centaurea calcitrapa L. !
This is Centaurea iberica
Key from BSI Flora
5a. Young leaves lanate; involucre 6-8 mm in diam. 2. Centaurea calcitrapa
b. Young leaves green, hispidulous; involucre 9-14 mm in diam. 5. Centaurea iberica