Centaurea benedicta (L.) L., 1296 1763. (syn: Benedicta officinalis Bernh.; Calcitrapa benedicta (L.) Sw.; Calcitrapa lanuginosa Lam.; Carbenia benedicta (L.) Benth.; Cardosanctus officinalis (Bernh.) Bub.; Carduus benedictus (L.) Garsault; Carduus benedictus (L.) Steud.; Centaurea centriflora Friv. ex Gugler; Centaurea pseudobenedicta E. H. L. Krause; Cnicus benedictus L.; Cnicus benedictus var. kotschyi (Sch. Bip.) Boiss.; Cnicus bulgaricus P. P. Panov; Cnicus kotschyi Sch. Bip.; Cnicus microcephalus Boiss.; Cnicus pseudobenedictus Hort. Dorpat. ex Aschers.; Epitrachys microcephala C. Koch; Hierapicra benedicta (L.) Kuntze);
England (I), Ireland (I), France (I), Portugal, Spain, Belgium (I), Germany (I), Switzerland (I), Italy, Sardinia, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Serbia & Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Romania (I), Bulgaria, Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete, East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, European Turkey, Morocco (I), Algeria (I), Libya (I), Ukraine, Crimea, S-European Russia, Northern Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan (incl. Nachichevan), China (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey (Central Anatolia, E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, S-Anatolia, SE-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), Cyprus (C-Mountains, E-Cyprus, N-Cyprus, S-Cyprus), European Turkey, Iran (EC-Iran, NE-Iran: Mts., N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan, S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia), Israel (C-Israel, coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, N-Negev Desert, Negev Desert), Jordania (W-Jordania), Lebanon (Antilebanon, C-Lebanon), Saudi Arabia (Asir), Sinai peninsula (C-Sinai, N-Sinai), Syria (C-Syrian Desert, NW-Syria, Jbel Druze, W-Syrian Mountains), Afghanistan (Badakshan, Baghlan, Herat, Kabul, Takhar), Pakistan (Dir, Chitral, Swat, Pakistani Punjab, Rawalpindi), Canada (I) (New Brunswick (I), Nova Scotia (I), Ontario (I)), USA (I) (Alabama (I), Arizona (I), Arkansas California (I), Connecticut (I), Florida (I), Georgia (I), Illinois (I), Maryland (I), New Jersey (I), New York (I), North Carolina (I), Oregon (I), South Carolina (I), Tennessee (I), Texas (I), Utah (I), Virginia (I), Washington (I), Wisconsin (I)), +Australia (I) (+New South Wales (I)), South Africa (I), trop. Africa (I), Chile (I), Uruguay (I), Argentina (I), S-Brazil (I), Ecuador (I), Guatemala (I) as per Catalogue of life;

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Wild Weed For ID : California : 07JAN15 : AK-9 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Small weed seen in Sacramento on 7/10/14.

No flowers.

Thistle Species?


A Species of Cnicus or Carduus– Asteraceae


Can be the species of Carduus or Cnicus under Asteraceae.


Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.


May be as per

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