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Centaurea calcitrapa L., it is an annuals, biennials, or short-lived perennials plant, 20–100 cm, the stems 1–several, often forming rounded mounds, the leaves gray, petiolate, blades 10–20 cm, 1–3 times pinnately dissected.,  Life Form: Th, Flowering in:——-,   Vern:——-, Phytochoria: ES+MED+SA+IT, The native range of this species is Macaronesia, Medit. to Iran and Arabian Peninsula.,  Notes: Wild in Libya ????? weed.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Research station of Agriculture faculties 2017 El-kouf area 1984


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Nasif, M. A., Al-Ganoni, A. M., Knotch, O. M., Nafees. A. A. (2017) Survey of weeds in the research station of the Faculty of Agriculture-University of Tripoli. Libyan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, No. (1) Vol (22) p. (35-46). (In Arabic) الحشائش في محطة ابحاث كلية الزراعة 2017
ACSAD (1984) Wadi Al-Kouf National Park Studies Project. Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands.