Centaurea jacea L.

Common name

English: Brownray knapweed

German: Wiesen-Flockenblume

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (family description)

          Genus: Centaurea (15)

           Epithet: jacea L. (2)

Synonym: Centaurea mollis Schleich.

jacea => from pre-Linnaeus genera Jacea applied for Centaurea jacea

mollis => soft, tender, usually meaning pubescent like velvet

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Centaurea jacea at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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