Scientific Name: Centaurea americana
Common Names: American Star Thistle, Basket Flower, American Basketflower
The American Star Thistle has feathery pink outer ray flowers surrounding a creamy center of disk flowers. Underneath the flower are straw-colored bracts that resemble a woven basket.
Bloom Color(s): white, pink
Bloom Width: 3 in.
Bloom Height: 2 in.
Bloom Period: May to June
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
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