Centaurea nigrescens

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Centaurea nigrescens
Centaurea nigrescens subsp. nigrescens bgiu.jpg
Tyrol Thistle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Centaurea
Species: C. nigrescens
Binomial name
Centaurea nigrescens

Centaurea dubia Suter

Centaurea nigrescens (Tyrol knapweed, short-fringed knapweed or Tyrol thistle) is a perennial plant of the star thistle genus that grows natively in Central and South-eastern Europe (from Southern Germany and Northern Italy to Romania and Bulgaria), but has also been introduced and is now a noxious weed in the Northern United States, Canada and Southern Australia. It has purple flowers and it flowers in the summer (June to September).