Centaurea solstitialis L.
Common Name: YELLOW STAR-THISTLE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Native to the Mediterranean region; first collected in 1903 in Eaton Co. and evidently a locally common weed in alfalfa fields (introduced with seed) in the first decade of the 20th century, but not collected in the state since.

Locations

Alcona County
Eaton County
Ionia County
Kent County
Mason County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=276.