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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2594)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2493)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2107)

      Order: Asterales (219)

        Family: Asteraceae (217)(family description)

          Genus: Centaurea (15)

            Epithet: jacea L. (2)

              Subspecies: vinyalsii (Sennen) O.Bolòs & al.

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

vinyalsii => in honor of Francisco Viñals y Torreno (1863-1934), Spanish historiographer and physician

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Centaurea jacea at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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