Latin name: Centaurea solstitialis L.
  Pronunciation: sen-TORE-ee-a sol-sti-shee-AY-lis

  Common name: Yellow star thistle
  Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
  Habitat: Pastures, roadsides, disturbed grasslands or
  woodlands, widely distributed in California, native to
  Europe

  Blooming period: May to October
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Centaurea
  2) solstitialis
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