Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus
Pentax K-3 • ¹⁄₆₀ sec • ƒ / 6,3 • 150 mm • 100 • smc PENTAX-D FA 100mm F2.8 MACRO
Bindslev, North Denmark Region, Denmark
Erect, branched annual to 90cm. Stems Slender, grooved, branching. Leaves Lower leaves stalked, pinnately branched; upper leaves linear, simple, sessile; all leaves greyish, pubescent. Flowering Heads 1.5-3 cm across, solitary, partially radiate; involucral bracts with decurrent apical portion, teeth of upper bracts silvery; outer florets bright blue. Habitat Rubbish tips, waste places, roadsides. Distribution Archaeophyte. Formerly common arable weed, now casual garden escape. Throughout British Islands, but rare in Scotland, Ireland. (South-East Europe). Flowering June-August
Source: Collins Flower Guide, David Streeter, HarperCollins Publishers, London 2009 pg 482 (picture pg 483)
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