Centaurea benedicta

Species:Centaurea benedicta (L.)L.
Status:Not Native
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Sub Class
Genus Centaurea
Species Centaurea benedicta (L.)L. - BLESSED THISTLE


Citation CENTAUREA BENEDICTA (Linnaeus) Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 1296. 1763.
Basionym: Cnicus benedictus Linnaeus 1753.
Type: Without data, Herb. Clifford 394 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by C. Jeffrey, Kew Bull. 22: 138. 1968.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Alachua USF  
Clay FLAS  
Lafayette FSU  
Leon USF  
Walton FSU  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Benedicta officinalis Benedicta officinalis Bernhardi, Syst. Verz. 159. 1800.BASIONYM: Cnicus benedictus Linnaeus 1753. 
Calcitrapa benedicta Calcitrapa benedicta (Linnaeus) Sweet, Hort. Brit. 218. 1826.BASIONYM: Cnicus benedictus Linnaeus 1753. 
Calcitrapa lanuginosa Calcitrapa lanuginosa Lamarck, Fl. Franc. 2: 35. 1779 ("1778"), nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Cnicus benedictus Linnaeus 1753. 
Cnicus benedictus Cnicus benedictus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 826. 1753. TYPE: Without data, Herb. Clifford 394 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by C. Jeffrey, Kew Bull. 22: 138. 1968.
Cnicus benedictus var. kotschyi Cnicus benedictus Linnaeus, var. kotschyi (Schultz Bipontinus) Boissier, Fl. Orient. 3: 706. 1875.BASIONYM: Cnicus kotschyi Schultz Bipontinus 1857. 
Cnicus benedictus var. microcephalus Cnicus benedictus Linnaeus, var. microcephalus Boissier, Fl. Orient. 3: 705. 1875.  
Cnicus kotschyi Cnicus kotschyi Schultz Bipontinus, Index. Sem. Hort. Berol., App. 24. 1857.  
Cnicus pseudobenedictus Cnicus pseudobenedictus Ascherson, Index. Sem. Hort. Berol. 5. 1861.  


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Alachua Co. 25 Apr 1969 E. S. Ford s.n.
USA Florida Leon Co. 22 Mar 1958 R. K. Godfrey 56268
USA South Carolina Pickens Co. 31 May 1992 S. R. Hill 23164 CULTIVATED.
USA North Carolina Chatham Co. 13 May 1970 S. W. Leonard 3172
USA South Carolina Lexington Co. 05 Apr 1957 A. E. Radford 20428
USA Mississippi Lincoln Co. 01 May 1946 J. D. Ray, Jr. s.n.
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