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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Centaurea (15)

            Epithet: nigra L. (7)

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

Check for Centaurea nigra at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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