Centaurea montana L.
Common Name: MOUNTAIN KNAPWEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A mountain species of central Europe, occasionally established as an escape from cultivation along roadsides, edges of forests, and other disturbed places. The oldest collections date from 1946, from Kent Co. and Mackinac Island (Mackinac Co.).

This is a very colorful species, with its large heads of deep blue flowers and phyllaries trimmed in black.

Locations

Alger County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Mackinac County
    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=273.