Origin of centaurea
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Give the Coleus about six inches of lee-way, also the Centaurea.Amateur Gardencraft
Eben E. Rexford
Centaurea (Cornflower), all shades of blue; three feet; blooms three months if kept cut.A Woman's Hardy Garden
Helena Rutherfurd Ely
The stacks of such winter fodder as celery and Centaurea alata, and those of kiziks for fuel, are larger than the dwellings.
There, as in the Bakhtiari country, the people stack the Centaurea alata for winter fodder.
Some cultivation was observed, but as usual weedy, abounding with two species of Centaurea.
- any plant of the genus Centaurea, which includes the cornflower and knapweed
C19: ultimately from Greek Kentauros the Centaur; see centaury
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