catananche


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catananche

(ˌkætəˈnæŋkɪ)
n
(Plants) any of the hardy perennial genus Catananche, from S Europe; some, esp C. caerulea, are grown for their blue-and-white flowers that can be dried as winter decoration: family Asteraceae. Also called: cupid's dart
[from Greek katanangkē a spell (from their use in love potions)]
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Noun1.catananche - any of several plants of the genus Catananche having long-stalked heads of blue or yellow flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Catananche - genus of Mediterranean herbs: cupid's dart
blue succory, Catananche caerulea, cupid's dart - south European plant having dark-eyed flowers with flat blue rays
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CHOOSE TOUGH PLANTS FOR A HOT, DRY SUMMER These include: Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound); Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart); Centranthus ruber (red valerian); Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane); Eschscholzia californica (California poppy); Euphorbia myrsinites (broad-leaved glaucous spurge); Gaura lindheimeri (white gaura); Nepeta racemosa (catmint); Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian sage); Salvia sclarea (clary sage); Santolina chamaecyparissus (cotton lavender), and Verbena bonariensis (Argentinian vervain).
There are zinnias, calendulas, catananche, echinops, inula, eupatorium, tagetes, gaillardia, osteospermum - the list is endless.
ikhef n-skour 75 Carthamus pomelianus (Batt.) Prain tit tfounast 76 Carthamus rhaponticoides (Pomel) Greuter 77 Catananche caerulea L.