Centaurea


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Centaurea

a genus of thistles of the Asteraceae family of plants; contain sesquiterpene lactones which cause nigropallidal encephalomalacia in horses. Includes C. melitensis (Maltese cockspur), C. repens (C. picris, Russian or creeping knapweed, hard heads), C. solstitialis (yellow star or St. Barnaby's thistle).
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Centaurea solstitialis. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
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Here we analyze spatial patterns in mapped individuals to determine the influence of Centaurea on two native species of the Great Lakes shoreline over a 6 y span in a long-term study plot.
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Seeds from six different species were found in the droppings: Papaver somniferum (Papaveraceae), Centaurea melitensis (Asteraceae), Amaranthus sp.
NAP is dominated by Artemisia, in spectra 3 and 4, it reaches 23% and 28%, and to a lesser extent by Centaurea and other Compositae.
3 The hardiest annuals can be sown now to over-winter in the bed, for example Centaurea, Delphinium, Iberis and Poppy.
Barnaby's thistle is the yellow star thistle, Centaurea solstitialis, flowering on or near St.
Sow spring crops such as lettuces, peas and early flowers (cosmos, Centaurea, poppies and Nigella to name a few).