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Washington State Weeds

Malta starthistle

Centaurea melitensis


Family Name: Asteraceae
Class: B
Other Names: Tocalote, Maltese starthistle, Napa thistle
 Why is it a noxious weed? Malta starthistle causes detrimental impacts to ecosystems, being able to displace native plant species and impact wildlife. It has been found to negatively impact endangered plant species, reducing other plants' abilities to reproduce. It is possibly toxic to horses.

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