Centaurea americana

Common Name:  American Basket-flower, Powderpuff Thistle

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Centaurea americana phyllaries.jpg (43529 bytes) Centaurea americana head.jpg (57647 bytes)
head showing phyllaries--the phyllaries appear like a basket (and thus the common name "basketflower") head--this head is composed entirely of disk flowers, each with an extremely long corolla
Centaurea americana stemleaves.jpg (47800 bytes)
leaves--what kind of leaf margin is present?