Centaurea stoebe subsp. micranthos

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesSpotted Knapweed, Spotted Starthistle, Star Thistle
SynonymsCentaurea maculosa subsp. micranthos S.G.Gmel. ex Gugler
LongevityBiennial, Perennial
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)1.8
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth western Asia, southern Europe
Exotic range (Australia)ACT
Exotic range (other)North America, Oceania
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Pastures, Roadsides
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1980

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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