Centaurea montana

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mountain knapweed

Centaurea montana L.
  • Occurrence in Alberta – Yes
  • AB Weed – No

Remarks

flower, photo by J.B. Posey
upper portion of flowering stem, photo by J.B. Posey

Found in Redwood Meadows on a berm with mostly native vegetation and no deliberate plantings or garden refuse in the vicinity.

References

Description in Flora of North America [1]

Species Page in USDA Plants Database [2]