Species: 

Centaurea solstitialis

Common Name(s): 

yellow star thistle

Habitats Impacted: 

forest/woodland, rangeland

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

SE

Present in Neighboring States?

CO, KS, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Centaurea solstitialis

Mark Schwarzlander, University of Idaho, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Dense infestations can fragment sensitive plant and animal habitats. Depletes soil moisture reserves and alters the water cycle in some ecosystems. Toxic to horses. Introduced through contaminated seeds.

Management information