Centaurea melitensis L. Maltese Cockspur
Sp.Pl. 2:917 (1753)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 23 April 1997

Erect annual or biennial, herb, 0.2-1 m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Dec or Jan to Mar. Weed of roadsides, cultivated areas & other disturbed areas.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Hampton, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Nullarbor, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Central band, Nullarbor Plain, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Mallee, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Hampton, Lesueur Sandplain, Mardabilla, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Tallering, Warren, Western Mallee, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste, Shark Bay, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Busselton, Cambridge, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Carnarvon, Cockburn, Coolgardie, Cranbrook, Cue, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Dundas, Esperance, Gingin, Goomalling, Gosnells, Irwin, Jerramungup, Kalamunda, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Leonora, Mandurah, Manjimup, Menzies, Merredin, Murchison, Murray, Narembeen, Northam, Northampton, Perenjori, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Swan, Wagin, Wanneroo, Waroona, West Arthur, Westonia, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn, York.