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Common name

English: Wig Knapweed

German: Phrygische Flockenblume


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Asterales (224)

        Family: Asteraceae (223)(family description)

          Genus: Centaurea (15)

            Epithet: phrygia L. (1)

Synonyms: Centaurea austriaca Willd., Centaurea conglomerata C.A.Mey., Jacea phrygia (L.) Soják

austriaca => of Austrian origin

conglomerata => pressed together, in a dense mass, clustered

phrygia => Trojan; refers to the ancient area of Phrygia, where the city of Troy was situated, north-west coast of Turkey


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Centaurea phrygia at

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