Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cyanus segetum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Centaurea cyanus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-24-002:
Centaurea cyanus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Centaurea cyanus

 

COMMON NAME:
Bachelor's Buttons, Cornflower


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Look for it on roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Mountains)


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple: Unlobed and/or dissected
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Disc: Blue (sometimes pink, purple or white)
Rays: Absent
Bisexual, fertile (peripheral florets sterile)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bluish-gray
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Cyanus segetum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

Bachelor's Buttons, Cornflower