Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. In the past it often grew as a weed in cornfields (in the broad sense of the word "corn", referring to grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats), hence its name. It is now endangered in its native habitat by agricultural intensification, particularly over-use of herbicides, destroying its habitat. It is also, however, through introduction as an ornamental plant in gardens and a seed contaminant in crop seeds, now naturalised in many other parts of the world, including North America and parts of Australia.
July 17th, 2017
Viewed 405 Times - Last Visitor from Shenzhen, 30 - China on 09/30/2022 at 2:27 PM