Centaurea diluta

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Centaurea diluta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Centaurea
Species: C. diluta
Binomial name
Centaurea diluta

Centaurea diluta, the lesser star-thistle[1] or North African knapweed,[2] is a species of Centaurea. It is native to southwestern Europe and northern Africa.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Centaurea diluta". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 13 January 2016.