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Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Image ID: stv19

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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Parts indistinct
Location: Stavich Bicycle Trail
Date:  10/5/2002
Notes: Dark, fringed bracts.
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