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Mountain cornflower Ants are walking up and down the flower. Centaurea montana,Geotagged,Mountain cornflower,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Mountain cornflower

Ants are walking up and down the flower.

    comments (6)

  1. Magnificent in both colour and composition! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Ludo thank you for your compliments! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Believe me, this one is awesome. Gratz on the tagger medal btw. Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  3. Really beautiful flower, can't say that I've seen it before. Promoted. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thank you. This is the "wild cornflower" known as Bluebottle, not the cultivated one. Posted 6 years ago
  4. And I say well deserved indeed! Gratz guys. Posted 6 years ago

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''Centaurea montana'' is a species of ''Centaurea'' endemic to Europe. It is widespread and common in the more southerly mountain ranges of Europe, but is rarer in the north. It escapes from gardens readily, and has thereby become established in the British Isles, Scandinavia and North America.

''C. montana'' grows in meadows and open woodland in the upper montane and sub-alpine zones, in basic areas. It grows to 30–70 centimetres tall, and flowers mainly from May to August.

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Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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By Frankhuizen Photography

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Uploaded Jun 11, 2012. Captured Jun 11, 2012 16:36 in Buitenwiek 24, 6003 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/12s
  • ISO3200
  • 55mm