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Mountain Bluet Solitary, fringed, purple flowers with pink/red centers and black-edged involucre bracts. Flowers sit atop on unbranched stems and grow 1-2&#039; tall. Large, green, lance-shaped leaves grow up to 7&quot; long. Endemic to Europe, this flower escapes gardens very easily and has thus become established in North America.<br />
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Mountain Bluet

Solitary, fringed, purple flowers with pink/red centers and black-edged involucre bracts. Flowers sit atop on unbranched stems and grow 1-2' tall. Large, green, lance-shaped leaves grow up to 7" long. Endemic to Europe, this flower escapes gardens very easily and has thus become established in North America.

Mountain Bluet - Centaurea montana Solitary, fringed, purple flowers with pink/red centers and black-edged involucre bracts. Flowers sit atop on unbranched stems and grow 1-2' tall. Large, green, lance-shaped leaves grow up to 7" long. Endemic to Europe, this flower escapes gardens very easily and has thus become established in North America.<br />
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 Centaurea montana,Geotagged,Mountain bluet,Spring,United States

    comments (2)

  1. fantastic shot and beautiful comp, love the colors, the ant is a nice touch!! Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Stephen! I hadn't noticed the ant before you mentioned it! Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months 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 Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 5, 2018. Captured May 21, 2017 10:00 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm