Rhaponticum repens (L.) Hidalgo
Family: Asteraceae
Russian knapweed
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Etymology: Centaurea: ancient Greek plant-name, poetically associated with Chiron, the Centaur, but without wholly satisfactory explanation
Plants: perennial forb
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive; potentially invasive