Centaurea triumfettii

Centaurea triumfettii

''Centaurea triumfettii'', common names: Squarrose Knapweed, is a plant belonging to the genus ''Centaurea'' of the ''Asteraceae'' family.
Centaurea triumfetti  Centaurea triumfettii,Israel,Mount Hermon

Appearance

The Squarrose Knapweed is an herbaceous perennial plant. This plant grows to a height of about 30–60 centimetres . The leaves are undivided and narrow-lanceolate. The period of flowering is from May until August. The inner flowers are bright purple, the outer ones are azure blue.

Distribution

This species occurs in Afghanistan, Armenia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey Turkmenistan and United States.

Habitat

''Centaurea triumfettii'' prefers dry and sunny places, in deciduous bushes, on meadows and subalpine grass slopes. The soil should be chalky. The species thrives at altitudes up to 2000 m above sea level. It is widespread in the mountains of southern and central Europe. Occasionally they are found as ornamental plants in gardens and parks.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderAsterales
FamilyAsteraceae
GenusCentaurea
SpeciesC. triumfettii
Photographed in
Israel