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Centaurea melitensis

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Centaurea melitensis - MHNT

Centaurea melitensis (called Maltese star-thistle<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> in Europe, tocalote or tocolote in western North America) is an annual plant of the Asteraceae, Template:Convert high, with resin-dotted leaves and spine-tipped phyllaries. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa. It was introduced to North America in the 18th century; the first documented occurrence in California is in the adobe of a building constructed in San Fernando in 1797. It is also naturalized on a number of Pacific islands.

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