Saffron Thistle
Maltese Cockspur
Maltese Cockspur (Centaurea melitensis)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Maltese Cockspur (Centaurea melitensis)
This Photo:     Habit
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

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2010-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 03-Nov-2010
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)