Syrian Cornflower-thistle

Cyanus cyanoides

an annual plant of the Asteraceae family, with striking blue flowers. up to 20 cm tall, not spiny unlike other species in the genus.
it's so blue! Centaurea cyanoides has a really beautiful blue color.  Centaurea cyanoides,Geotagged,Israel,Syrian Cornflower-thistle,Winter

Distribution

Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Cyprus

References:

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http://flora.org.il/en/plants/CENCYA/
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderAsterales
FamilyAsteraceae
GenusCyanus
SpeciesC. cyanoides
Photographed in
Israel