[Knapweeds: The Genus Centaurea West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Spotted Knapweed

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos

Synonyms: Centaurea biebersteinii, Centaurea maculosa

Close-up of the inflorescence of Spotted Knapweed: Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Synonyms: Centaurea biebersteinii, Centaurea maculosa)

A close-up of the flower head of what appears to be spotted knapweed as seen in a waste area where groups evidently camp along the bay side of Bayocean Spit, north Oregon coast.........August 25, 2012. I will need to return in the future and take a good photo of the involucral bracts to confirm this identity.

Spotted Knapweed: Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Synonyms: Centaurea biebersteinii, Centaurea maculosa) - Spotted Knapweed: Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (Synonyms: Centaurea biebersteinii, Centaurea maculosa)

What appears to be spotted knapweed as seen in a waste area where groups evidently camp along the bay side of Bayocean Spit, north Oregon coast.........August 25, 2012.

Paul Slichter