Centaurea diluta

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeCentaureaCentaurea diluta


This perennial herb, often behaving as an annual, is a casual of waste places and rubbish tips, mainly from bird-seed but also from wool and grain. Lowland.



World Distribution

A native of S.W. Spain, N.W. Africa and the Atlantic Islands.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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