OTHER COMMON NAMES: Malta thistle
DESCRIPTION: An annual or biennial plant that grows 1-2 feet tall on stiff, branching stems. Leaves are grayish green with stiff hairs, and dotted with resin. Leaf bases extend down the stem and cause the stem to look winged. Sharp purplish spines occur below the yellow flower head.
- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Centaurea melitensis
- CLASS: 1A
- BIOCONTROL AGENTS AVAILABLE: NO