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Spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment

Scientific name:Centaurea maculosa Lam.

Common Name:

spotted knapweed


Not declared noxious in Victoria


In the United States it occurs on well-drained, light-textured soils in areas of summer rainfall, in forest habitat as well as open grasslands and meadow. In central Washington it is often associated with irrigation where there is an abundance of moisture, deep soils and some degree of disturbance such as roadsides (Mauer
et al, 1987).
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