Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus
Medium to tall plant with erect stems. Flowers violet blue or dark blue, occasionally white. 15 to 30 mm solitary the outer florets spreading and much longer than the inner.
Disturbed ground and other open habitats.
June to August.
Uncommon now in Britain, and usually found as a casual. However it is sometimes seeded as part of meadow creation projects.
Quite uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in just 6 of the 617 tetrads.
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