Centaurea cuneifolia Sibth. et Sm.

= Centaurea rutifolia ssp. lyrophilla Griseb.

Fam:   Asteraceae (Compositae)
Genus:  Centaurea L.
Species: Centaurea cuneifolia Sibth. et Sm.
English Name:

Biennial plants, high 30-80 cmр blossms are not yellow. Appendix of the average envelope leaves with soft cilia on top, not often with thorn that is less than 1.5 mm or no spine. Baskets are narrower than 1.5 cm in average. Appendages of the middle brack leaves on the top are with soft cilia or without cilia. The lowest leaves are 1-2 times pinnate or pinnate lyre-shaped but their shares are not elliptical. The fruit is kite. The cilia on the top of appendices is shorter than the lateral. The appendix of integumentary leaves is short triangular, pointed. The leaves are wedge-shaped or ovate back, front tapered shares.

Flowering Time: Blooms: July - September


„Определител на растенията в Българиа”, Делипавлов и съавтори, Земиздат, София, (1983), - преиздаден в 2003 година. 

Distribution in Bulgaria:

The plants are growing on dry grassy and brushy places in South Bulgaria up to 1000 meters altitude and a little more. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) conspectus&gs_l= Zlc


Conservation status and threats:  not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law.Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

Medical plant: it is not -

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