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Common Centaury

Centaurium erythraea

Plant Data

Order:
Gentianales
Family:
Gentianaceae (Gentian)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Dense pink cluster of 5 petalled flowers. Yellow anthers.
Fruit:
A cylindrical capsule, reaching up to half an inch in length and containing many seeds.
Leaves:
Leaves are oval, narrow and pointed. They exist opposite one another along their stems. Most of the leaves are often in a basal rosette.
Maximum Size:
25cm tall.
Other Names:
Bitter Herb, European Centaury, Feverwort, Minor Centaury.
Habitats:
Grassland, meadows, sand dunes, wasteland, woodland.