[ UK /nˈæpwiːd/ ]
  1. any of various plants of the genus Centaurea having purple thistlelike flowers
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  • In Montana, gall flies released to limit knapweed turn out to provide a food bonanza for white-footed mice.
  • Some knotty knapweeds stay in out-of-the-way places, where the scythe has not been; some bunches of mayweed, too, are visible in the corners of the stubble. Nature Near London
  • The oil from the seeds of cotton thistles was extracted for fuel and knapweed, centaurea scabiosa, was believed to promote healing of bruises and wounds.
  • Provide a mixture of nectar and seed rich flowering plants such as alyssum, sunflower and knapweed, which will attract insects and also provide seed for birds to feed on. Archive 2008-10-01
  • Among the grass on chalky roadsides, knapweed, or hardheads, is opening. Times, Sunday Times
  • A number of notable plant species are present including meadow oat, upright brome, greater knapweed, woolly thistle, slender tare, pyramidal orchid, wild thyme, large thyme and grass vetchling.
  • At Embsay I found harebell, knapweed, honeysuckle, meadowsweet, bittersweet and of course lots of teasel.
  • I had a wonderful time, saw, pyramid orchids, spotted orchid, St. John's wort, kidney vetch, tufted vetch (I think), bladder campions (hadn't seen any for a long time) meadowsweet, bird's foot trefoil, hare's tail clover, silverweed and tormentils, sea bindweed, field poppies, greater knapweed, centaury, and what I think may be a kind of mullein.
  • We saw a lot of wild garlic, scabia, buddleia, bird's-foot trefoil and greater knapweed. Country diary: Longburton, Dorset
  • Mostly here it is pines but there were some maples and the understory verge was thistle and burr shoulder to shoulder with thistle-like knapweed.
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