Centaurea montana   Perennial Cornflower C DD I

Centaurea montana

On a very windy day in the Pennines at 1,000 feet I found a few perennial cornflowers just off a roadside verge. Theses are probably garden escapes as most C. montana finds are but these were competing reasonably well with much taller herbs nearby.

This plant is commonly recorded from the wild in England, Scotland and Wales but is rare in Ireland.

Scouthead, 28th May 2005

Added on 30th July 2005, updated November 26th 2008, updated 11th March 2010, updated 16th March 2013

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