Synonyms: Amberboa atlantica; Volutaria lippii subsp. tubuliflora
Common names: desert knapweed; Mediterranean knapweed
Volutaria tubuliflora (desert knapweed) is an annual herb (family Asteraceae) with pink-purple flowers and lobed hairy leaves found in the desert ranges and south coast ranges of California. It is native to northern Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. It favors grasslands, dunes, scrub and chaparral habitat. It propagates via multitudes of seeds. Seeds are dispersed via human traffic, machinery, water and wind.Rating: Limited
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