Taxon: Centaurea cyanus L.

 
Genus: Centaurea
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Centaureinae
Nomen number: 9817
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:911. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide F USSR)
  • Environmental: ornamental (for drying fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Native

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Iraq ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova
    • Middle Europe: Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary
    • Northern Europe: Finland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Qinghai, Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Amur, Primorye
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India Uttar Pradesh; Pakistan
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Greece Crete; Romania
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
    • Subarctic America: Greenland
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile
    • Western South America: Ecuador Pichincha

  • Cultivated


    Adventive

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Lebanon
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales

References:

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  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Bailey, L. H. Manual of cultivated plants, revised ed. 1949 (Bailey)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables. 1974 (Weed TabCIBA)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
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  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image