Centaurea damascena

Centaurea damascena

Centaurea damascena is a perennial of the steppe arid mountains of the middle East. It has tiny leaves and is covered by btight hairs - all these are adaptations to decrease water loss. Blooming takes place in summer.
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderAsterales
FamilyAsteraceae
GenusCentaurea
SpeciesCentaurea damascena
Photographed in
Jordan