Centaurea maculosa – Spotted knapweed
Antrim County, Michigan, USA
Canon EOS T2i
Centaurea maculosa, the spotted knapweed, is a species of Centaurea native to eastern Europe.
It has been introduced to North America,where it is considered an invasive plant species in much of the western United States and Canada. In 2000, C. maculosa occupied more than 7 million acres in the US.
One single flower on Display – August 2012
Wildflowers of North America – August 2012