Centaurea montana, Cyanus montana,
SE: Bergklint, DE: Berg Flockenblome,
NL: Bergcentaurie, UK: Perennial Cornflower
|| ||Centaurea montana L.|
|| ||Cyanus montana (L.) Hill|
|| || Berg Flockenblome|
|| ||Perennial Cornflower|
|| ||Asteraceae, Sunflower Family, Korgblommiga växter|
|| ||Perennial herb|
|| ||Height 45-60 cm, usually unbranched, winged, sparsely hairy; rhizomes|
|| ||Alternate, greyish, entire, lanceolate|
|| ||Flowers up to 7.5cm wide, single flower-like capitula surrounded by involucral bracts; capitulum ray-florets dark blue (sometimes light red, purple or white), obliquely funnel-shaped, lobed tip; disk florets purple, tubular. Stamens 5|
|| ||Meadows and forest edges near buildings|
|| ||Feral in southern and central Sweden. |
Derivation of the botanical name:
Centaurea, gets its name from the centaur, Chiron, who is said in mythology to have taught us the healing power of herbs.
montana,Latin mons, mountain.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- The standard author abbreviation Hill is used to indicate John Hill (c. 1714 – 1775), an English author and botanist.