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Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)


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A lovely flower with a bee on it in summer 2009. This annual plant grows one to three feet tall. Its leaves are stalked, the upper ones stalkless. The leaves are long and thin and have hairs on the upper surface and cottony down underneath. It has lots of solitary, long stalked, blue flower-heads with jagged edged petals; the centre of the flower head is purple. The flowers in the centre of the flower-head are hermaphrodites, while those on the periphery are sterile. It flowers late May until September.

11th Aug 2009

Biology, Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

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