Centaurea ×moncktonii C.E. Britton

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Botanical Name
Centaurea ×moncktonii C.E. Britton
Common Name
Meadow Knapweed
Centaurea debeauxii Gren. & Godr. ssp. thuillieri Dostal; Centaurea ×pratensis Thuill.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Centaurea ×moncktonii C.E. Britton
According to FNA, this is the correct name for plants previously named Centaurea debeauxii ssp. thuillieri. These plants "represent an array of mutually interfertile intermediates derived by hybridization and backcrossing among the various cytotypes of the Centaurea jacea complex. The plants variously combine features of C. jacea and C. nigra, and perhaps C. nigrescens as well. The hybrid complex includes both diploids and tetraploids. Extremes approach the parental types. Meadow knapweeds are often present without either parent in the immediate vicinity."
Ruderal habitats. Infrequent to rare, mountains and n. Piedmont.
Native Status

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