Spotted Knapweed . . . (Centaurea maculosa) . . . One of the
most notorious and destructive of weeds in the Northwest. In Montana alone,
2 million hectares (5 million acres)—an area half the size of countries
like Holland or Switzerland—is said to be dominated by this
one species alone.
 Introduced from Eurasia
into North America.

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Photograph by Cliff Crego © 2007
(created: VII.8.2007)