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Common name

English: Brownray knapweed

German: Wiesen-Flockenblume

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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