Centaurea nigra L.
(common knapweed, lesser knapweed, hardheads)

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Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesCentaurea nigra (common knapweed, lesser knapweed, hardheads)
GenusCentaurea (knapweeds and star-thistles)
TribeCardueae (“thistles”)
SubfamilyLACTUCOIDEAE (“dandelions”)
FamilyASTERACEAE (daisies, dandelions and thistles, composite)
OrderASTERALES (daisies, dandelions, thistles and bell flowers)
SubclassEU-DICOTS (dicotyledonous flowering plants)
ClassMAGNOLIOPSIDA (flowering plants)
PhylumTRACHEOPHYTA (vascular plants)
KingdomPLANTAE (plants)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Centaurea nigra (Common Knapweed, Lesser Knapweed, Hardheads) :
1: Centaurea nigra (Common Knapweed, Lesser Knapweed, Hardheads)
25 Jul 2010 OSGR: SY98 50° 40' N, 2° 10' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
in flower . Photos: pollen
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2: Centaurea nigra (Common Knapweed, Lesser Knapweed, Hardheads)
OSGR: ZZ00 44° 40' N, 10° 40' E United Kingdom
seeds (from commercial supplier)
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Centaurea nigra (Common Knapweed, Lesser Knapweed, Hardheads) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 47 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Centaurea nigra (Common Knapweed, Lesser Knapweed, Hardheads)
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