*Centaurea benedicta (Linnaeus) Linnaeus. Phen: Late Mar-Jun. Hab: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Mediterranean Europe.
Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa
Synonymy: = Ar, Fl7, FNA19, Il, K3, K4, NE, NY, RAB, Tn, Va, WH3; = Cnicus benedictus L. – C, F, G, K1, S, SE1, W; = n/a – Pa