Centaurea nigra L.

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (family description)

          Genus: Centaurea (15)

           Epithet: nigra L. (5)

Synonyms: Centaurea austriaca Rchb., Centaurea babingtonii Lacaita ex Hayek, Centaurea nemoralis Jord.

austriaca => of Austrian origin

babingtonii => in honor of Charles Cardale Babington (1808- 1895), English botanist and archaeologist

nemoralis => sylvan, growing in woods and groves

nigra => black, blackness

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

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