Taxon profile


Greater Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Asterales »  family Asteraceae »  genus Centaurea - knapweed

Scientific synonyms

Centaurea coriacea Waldst. et Kit. ex Willd.
Centaurea menteyerica Chaix
Centaurea scabiosa var. vertesensis (Boros) Soo
Colymbada scabiosa (L.) Holub
Cyanus scabiosa (L.) Moench

Other names

= Great Starthistle


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Orobanche elatior Sutton - Knapweed Broomrape

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Centaurea scabiosa subsp. alpestris (Hegetschw.) Nyman

Centaurea scabiosa subsp. alpestris

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Centaurea scabiosa L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Centaurea scabiosa L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Centaurea scabiosa L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Centaurea scabiosa L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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