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Centaurea benedicta (L.) L. / Homotypic Synonyms:  Cnicus benedictus L., it is an annual herbs 5-50 cm tall, annual. Stem erect, usually divaricately branched; stem and branches densely setiferous, the leaves setiferous pubescent with multicellular hairs, pinnatilobed or pinnatifid, prominently reticulate-veined especially on abaxial side, margin spinose to spinosely toothed., Life Form: Th, Flowering in:——–,   Vern:——-, Phytochoria: IT+ES, The native range of this species is Europe to Xinjiang.,  Notes: Introduced in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Jabal Nafusa
Reported from Ras Tecout, Gharian by Keith


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1983) Flora of Libya, Asteraceae Vol. (107) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files