Brief Description: Herbaceous, annual plant. Upright sprouts, ramifying sometimes from the base, with height 15-80 cm. Leaves with sparse trichomes, the lower ones lanceolate and the upper ones linear- lanceolate. The intermediate leaves, with 1-3 oblong and thin teeth on each side, the upper ones intact. Light blue flowers in heads. The fruit is achene with fluffy blooms. Its flowering lasts from April until June. 
Bibliography: Γεννάδιος Π. 1959. Λεξικόν Φυτολογικόν. Αθήναι. Wagenitz G. 1975. Centaurea L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 5: 465-585. Edinburgh. 
Particular Features: Pharmaceutical and ornamental plant. Genus Centaurea is represented by a large number of species in Greece, many of which are indigenous. 
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