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Read more about Cornflower at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bachelor's Buttons, Cornflower
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March Greenville County SC
Leaves linear, mostly entire, 2-5" long, white-hairy when young, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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The involucral bracts have a narrow, dark, fringed margin, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
COMPARE involucral bracts of Centaurea
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Outer florets have large bilaterally symmetric corollas simulating ray flwrs, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
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Flowers discoid, perfect, or the outer simulating ligules and sterile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm0405za_01
May Greenville County SC
Marginal florets enlarged, bell-shaped, with sharply pointed segments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.