Maltese Cockspur
Skeleton Weed
Maltese Cockspur (Centaurea melitensis)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Maltese Cockspur (Centaurea melitensis)
This Photo:     Flower
Other names: Maltese Star Thistle, Cockspur Thistle, Malta Thistle, Maltese Centaury, Napa Star Thistle, Saucy Jack, Tocalote Star Thistle, Wild Irishman, Yellow Burr Cockspur or Yellow Star Thistle

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A spindly thistle with small, spiny flowers and stiff, tall habit

Copyright © 2005-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-May-2005
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)