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Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed)

Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2001

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Zouhar, Kris 2001. Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/cenmac/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Riparian woodland/shrubland, Mountain shrubland/wooded draw, Aspen woodland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10493
FEIS Number: 1048
Record updated: May 24, 2018