Spotted Knapweed
Centaurea biebersteinii Aster Family
(c) Jenn Forman Orth
(c) Jenn Forman Orth

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Pink, Purple, White

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Lance-shaped, Linear

Habitat Type: Roadsides; dry; sterile; gravelly; waste places; disturbed soil

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Western Field (2), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Composting Site (9)

Total Number of EMUs: 5

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston