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Common name

English: Annual valerian

German: Fußangel-Spornblume


Kingdom: Plantae (2592)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2489)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2104)

      Order: Dipsacales (30)

        Family: Caprifoliaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Centranthus (2)

            Epithet: calcitrapa (L.) Dufr. (1)

calcitrapa => caltrop (an antipersonnel weapon made up of sharp spines arranged in such a manner that one of them always points upward from a stable base)


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Centranthus calcitrapa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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