Centaurea melitensis (Maltese Star Thistle) is a species of annual herb in the family Asteraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Morocco, Western North America, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, France, Libya, Algeria, Portugal, Greece, and Tunisia. They have simple, broad leaves and achenes. Flowers are visited by Mournful Duskywing, Halictus farinosus, Geminaria canalis, and Checkered White. Individuals can grow to 0.64 m.
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