Latin name: Centaurea stoebe L. ssp. micranthos (Gugler)
  Hayek
  Pronunciation: sen-TORE-ee-a STEE-bee (or STOY-bee)
  my-KRAN-thos

  Common name: Spotted knapweed
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Disturbed areas below 6000', native to Europe,
  uncommon in Southern California

  Blooming period: June to September
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Centaurea
  2) stoebe 3) micranthos
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