Iranian Knapweed

Centaurea depressa

''Centaurea depressa'', the low cornflower, is a species of ''Centaurea''. It is native to southwestern and central Asia. Its common name is Iranian knapweed. The plant grows to 0.3 m tall and flowers from July to August. It can grow in nutritionally poor soil and is drought tolerant.
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Appearance

Centaurea depressa is an annual plant that grows from 20–60 cm tall. Several stems grow from the base of the plant. They are openly branched and have a gray color with short hairs. The leaves are oblong blades that grow 5–10 cm long and have fine hairs on them. The florets are a dark blue.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderAsterales
FamilyAsteraceae
GenusCentaurea
SpeciesC. depressa
Photographed in
Iran
Turkey