Centaurium pulchelum

Lesser centaury                                                                                Κενταύριο το ωραίο

Gentianaceae - gentian family                                                                                Dicot.


The diminutive little pink Centaurium pulchellum grows in sunny, open sites, where there is little competition from more vigorous plants. They are similar to the commoner Centaurium erythraea, but smaller and without a basal leaf rosette.

7-9mm, 4-10cm,                                                   JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Centaurium from kentauros (Κένταυρος) - Greek for Centaur - the mythical beings, half man , half horse

pulchelum from Latin pulchellus = pretty

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Centaurium erythraea
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