Centaurea solstitialis L.
YELLOW STAR-THISTLE
Leucantha solstitialis (L) Á Löve & D Löve; Yellow Star Thistle; Yellow Starthistle
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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena flavipes @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Andrena thoracica @ BBSL (1)
Apidae  Amegilla albigena @ BBSL (1)

Anthophora @ I_JSA (3)

Apis mellifera @ BBSL (2)

Bombus californicus @ BMEC_ENT (4)

Bombus nevadensis @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Bombus niveatus @ I_JSA (1)

Bombus rufocinctus @ BBSL (1)

Bombus vosnesenskii @ BBSL__JPS (7)

Ceratina acantha @ BBSL (1)

Ceratina chalybea @ BBSL (2)

Ceratina dallatorreana @ BBSL (1)

Melissodes lupina @ BBSL (6)

Svastra obliqua @ BBSL (2)

Xylocopa violacea @ BBSL (1)
Halictidae  Halictus resurgens @ BBSL (1)

Halictus tripartitus @ BBSL (8)

Halictus @ I_JSA (1)

Lasioglossum anellum @ BBSL (1)

Lasioglossum incompletum @ BBSL (4)
Megachilidae  Afranthidium carduele @ BBSL (1)

Heriades crenulatus @ BBSL__BBSLID (5)

Hoplosmia bidentata @ BBSL (2)

Hoplosmia elegans @ BBSL (1)

Hoplosmia spinigera @ BBSL (1)

Lithurgus chrysurus @ BBSL (2)

Megachile albisecta @ BBSL (1)

Megachile anatolica @ BBSL (1)

Megachile apicalis @ BBSL (8)

Megachile fidelis @ BBSL (1)

Megachile lefebvrei @ BBSL (1)

Megachile melanopyga @ BBSL (1)

Megachile pilicrus @ BBSL (2)

Pseudoanthidium lituratum @ BBSL (1)

Pseudoanthidium reticulatum @ BBSL (1)

Trachusa dumerlei @ BBSL (8)
Miridae  Lygus hesperus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Lygus robustus @ AMNH_PBI (6)
_  unknown unknown @ AMNH_PBI (1)

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Centaurea solstitialis L.
yellow star-thistle

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General Information
Symbol: CESO3
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Amador Co., near Plymouth. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Amador Co., near Plymouth. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Amador Co., near Plymouth. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, CA, Amador Co., near Plymouth. July 15, 2001. Usage Requirements .

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Napa Co., Carneros. June 25, 1996. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Storey Co., Virginia City. September 4, 2010. Usage Requirements .

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 560. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
LESO10 Leucantha solstitialis (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Centaurea L. – knapweed
Species Centaurea solstitialis L. – yellow star-thistle

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Arizona yellow starthistle, St. Barnaby's thistle Prohibited noxious weed yellow starthistle Restricted noxious weed
California yellow starthistle C list (noxious weeds)
Colorado yellow starthistle A list (noxious weeds)
Idaho yellow starthistle Noxious weed
Montana yellow starthistle Category 3 noxious weed
Nevada yellow starthistle Noxious weed
New Mexico yellow starthistle Class A noxious weed
North Dakota yellow starthistle Noxious weed
Oregon yellow starthistle "B" designated weed yellow starthistle Quarantine
South Dakota yellow starthistle Regulated non-native plant species
Utah yellow starthistle Noxious weed
Washington yellow starthistle Class B noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Centaurea solstitialis yellow starthistle This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. 2006. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council. Berkeley, California.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Related Links

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (CESO3)
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (CESO3)
Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (CESO3)
USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (CESO3)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (CESO3)
University of Washington Burke Museum (CESO3)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (CESO3)
Related Websites
BLM, Prineville, Oregon (CESO3)
British Columbia Ag. & Food, Crop Protection Program: Weed Guide (CESO3)
CA-Management Practices for Long Term Yellow Starthistle Control. (CESO3)
CalFlora: database occurrence (CESO3)
Canada-Ontario Noxious Weeds (CESO3)
Fire Effects Database (CESO3)
Idaho One Plan: noxious abstract & images (CESO3)
NV-Extension Weed Wanted Posters (CESO3)
NY-Cornell University: Poisonous Plant Databases (images) (CESO3)
Noxious Weeds of the Central Sierra-USFS (CESO3)
The Nature Conservancy: Wildland Weeds Management & Research Program (CESO3)
UC Davis, IPM: abstract & images (CESO3)
USDA NRCS Plant Materials (CESO3)
UT-Unwanted Weeds-Utah Department of Transportation (CESO3)
Weed Research & Information Center-UCDavis (CESO3)

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Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Star Thistle
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William R. Hewlett
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

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Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star-thistle
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© 2001 Tony Morosco

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star-thistle
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© 2001 CDFA

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star-thistle
ID: 0177 3303 3353 0031 [detail]
© 2001 CDFA

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Starthistle
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© 2003 George W. Hartwell

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
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Jo-Ann Ordano
© 2000 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
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Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star-thistle
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© 2001 CDFA

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
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Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star-thistle
ID: 0177 3303 3353 0030 [detail]
© 2001 CDFA

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Star Thistle
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© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
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© 2008 Luigi Rignanese

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Starthistle
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© 2002 Molly Elizabeth Bagley

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle - Noxious Weed
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© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
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Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2014 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 1104 0724 [detail]
© 2004 Carol W. Witham

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 1104 0725 [detail]
© 2004 Carol W. Witham

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star-thistle
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Jo-Ann Ordano
© 2005 California Academy of Sciences

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Starthistle
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© 2005 Brianna M. Richardson

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 0805 1299 [detail]
© 2005 George W. Hartwell

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 0108 1270 [detail]
© 2008 Zoya Akulova

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 1007 1431 [detail]
© 2007 Neal Kramer

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 1007 1433 [detail]
© 2007 Neal Kramer

Centaurea solstitialis
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow Star Thistle
ID: 0000 0000 0608 0816 [detail]
© 2008 Kim Vincent

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