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(ˌsɛntɔːˈrɪə; sɛnˈtɔːrɪə)
(Plants) another name for centaury2
[C19: ultimately from Greek Kentauros the Centaur; see centaury]
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(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]
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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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Dukes in the report observed that the invasive plant yellow-star thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) grew six times larger under elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) expected in future climate change scenarios.
Bachelor buttons or cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) will bloom profusely with deadheading.
Materials: Commercial seeds of medicinal plants, which are also grown as garden plants such as Centaurea cyanus L.
Containers lend themselves just as well to pollinatorfriendly plants such as Centaurea cyanus 'Black Boy', Daucus carota and Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' and they'll look spectacular too.
To contrast the performance of invasive plants and native plants, we selected five invasive species (i.e., Bidens pilosa, Bromus tectorum, Centaurea stoebe, Eupatorium adenophorum, and Solidago canadensis), which are successful invaders, and six native species (i.e., Achillea millefolium, Bromus japonica, Eupatorium chinense, Helianthus annuus, Poapratensis, and Vulpia octoflora), which are dominant/common natives in the invaded regions.
Bieb > Centaurea iberica Trev.ex Spreng > Acroptilon repens (L.) Hidalgo > Conyza bonarensis (L.) Cronquist, respectively.
Subgroup BII comprises weeks 12 and 13 an d is characterized by taxa, which showed high values at the beginning and the end of the study, such as Poaceae 35[mu]m and Cheno- Ams and those present only in those weeks, like Centaurea and Gnaphalium.