Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Knapweed, squarrose

Plants in grassland habitat

Squarrose knapweed is a native of the Mediterranean, but is considered a noxious weed in the Navajo rangelands. The plant has an excellent seed dispersal strategy and does well in disturbed areas. Plants have a bushy habit and grow to a height of about 18 inches. Individual flowers have the appearance of a colorful tuft approximately 1/2-3/4 inch wide.

Blooms at various stages, with showy petals in full bloom and with dry, somewhat spiny looking involucres as they dry
A bright pink bloom with distinctive involucres beneath
Brushy growth habit
Various stages of bloom with distinctive involucres with protruding bract tips

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