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Russian Ornamental | Family List | Asteraceae | Centaurea

Centaurea barbeyi (Albov) Sosn.

Stem 30-40 cm. Basal leaves in rosette, lyrate-pinnatifide, ovate-oblong, 30 cm long, green above, white-tomentose beneath. Stem leaves numerous, small, ovate. Flower heads almost globose, 2.5-3.0 cm diam. Flowers pink. V - early spring (rosette of leaves overwinters). Fl - May. Fr - July (in the wild). P - by seed. Requires a sunny position. Z 6 (5). New.

Caucasus (western Transcaucasus). In low mountain zone on cliffs and on gravelly soil.


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