Common Centaury - Centaurium erythraea
Variable low to short plant, often with a solitary erect stem, branched above. Leaves elliptical to oval, 3 to 7 veined. Flowers pink to purplish 9 t0 15 mm, scarcely stalked, borne in flat topped, branched clusters.
Grassy habitats, often in dry places, and woodland margins.
June to September
Fairly frequent in Britain except the extreme north.
Occasional and quite local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 63 of the 617 tetrads.
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