centaurea


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centaurea

(ˌsɛntɔːˈrɪə; sɛnˈtɔːrɪə)
n
(Plants) another name for centaury2
[C19: ultimately from Greek Kentauros the Centaur; see centaury]

cen•tau•re•a

(sɛnˌtɔr i ə)

n., pl. -re•as.
any of numerous composite plants of the genus Centaurea, having tubular flowers in a variety of colors, as the cornflower.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus), alter. of Medieval Latin centauria]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centaurea - knapweedCentaurea - knapweed; star thistle    
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
centaury - any plant of the genus Centaurea
bachelor's button, bluebottle, Centaurea cyanus, cornflower - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
Centaurea imperialis, sweet sultan - perennial of mountains of Iran and Iraq; cultivated for its fragrant rose-pink flowers
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The seasonal plants put on display included dragon flowers in various colours, chrysanthemum, marigold, pansy and species belonging to petunia, Centaurea and Larkspur families.
Previous studies disagree on whether Centaurea has a negative impact on Cirsium populations.
2016b) use occurrence data for species of Centaurea subsect.
Arriving since Deam's publication are Alliaria petiolata, Artemesia vulgaris, Centaurea stoebe, Clematis terniflora, Lespedeza cuneata, Microstegium vimineum, and Najas minor.
Cheerful Good bedfellows for this time of year are Centaurea dealbata 'Steenbergii', which has sculpted rich pinkish-lilac blooms above soft grey Good bedfellows for this time of year are Centaurea dealbata 'Steenbergii', which has sculpted rich pinkish-lilac blooms above soft grey leaves, alongside the azure-blue Campanula 'Wortham Belle'.
Taxonomic study in the Centaurea langei complex (Asteraceae).
Hardy annuals traditionally used in this way include Calendula officinalis - pot marigolds; Nigella damascena - love-in-a-mist; Limnanthes douglasii - the poached egg plant and Centaurea cyaneus - cornflowers.