|Common Name:||Greater knapweed|
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|Habitat/Range:||• two sites reported east of Burns Lake, and one in Telkwa in 1997; may have been first record of this knapweed in BC|
• perennial herb that rows 0.3 to 1.5 m tall
• stems erect, densely branched; branches green, five angled, sparsely black hairy, tipped with spines
• basal leaves egg-shaped in outline, deeply irregularly pinnately segmented with narrow, lance shaped segments; stem leaves broader, reduced upwards
• flowers are purple; heads discoid, few to several on ascending branches; bracts egg to lance shaped, black or brown
This will be of interest to those writing pest management plans or who work in the vegetation management field. Check out IVMA's website...