Centaurea pumilio

Centaurea pumilio

''Centaurea pumilio'' is a rare sand-loving species of the eastern Mediterranean. In Crete it is found only on the beaches of Elafonisos, Tigani to Balos on the Gramvoussa peninsula and Falasarna. It flowers in April and May. Centaurea pumilio is included in the IUCN Red Data List in the category of threatened plants. Flowers are pink and hermaphrodite.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderAsterales
FamilyAsteraceae
GenusCentaurea
SpeciesC. pumilio
Photographed in
Israel