Centaurea transalpina

Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
SpeciesCentaurea transalpina Schleich. ex DC.
Common Namealpine knapweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Boone (KY), Campbell (KY), Grant (KY), Pendleton (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: KNK

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000005468 Pendleton Kentucky 17 Aug 1981 Calaway, M.
Centaurea transalpina
31973000007870 Boone Kentucky 28 Jul 2013 Whitson, Maggie (Mary)
2013-0053 1/2
Centaurea transalpina
31973000005464 Grant Kentucky 24 Jul 2004 Thieret, John
Centaurea transalpina
31973000005465 Campbell Kentucky 06 Aug 1982 Thieret, John
Centaurea transalpina
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