by Surajit Koley, Gurcharan Singh, D S Rawat & Alka Khare (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
on the links)


Cornflower, Bachelor’s button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle;
A native of Europe it is popular, hardy subtropical ornamental plant.  

June 2009: Pahalgam, Kashmir; Germany- June 2010;  flower for ID190810MN – efloraofindia | Google Groups



Garden Flower for ID : 100811 : AK-1: Taken at one of the gardens on 13/4/07.
A garden plant, cultivated.

this is Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) a common winter annual.

I hope Centaurea cyanum cultivar Snowman





Yes … Nice photographs

Lovely shade of cornflower.

Thank you Sir once again, attaching one more pic.



Asterceae Week- : Attachments (2).  5 posts by 4 authors.

two snaps of Corn flowers, Air Veterans Home, Delhi.

Is it Centaurea cyanus ?

Well, …, the flowers look like those found in the net. And the name also suggests! The following link may help determine – to check other features like leaves, etc.

Yes it is Centaurea cyanus.



ASTERACEAE Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: Centaurea cyanus from Uttarakhand_DSR_7 :  Attachments (1).  2 posts by 2 authors.

Centaurea cyanus L., “Cornflower” or “Blue bottle” is a common winter/ spring ornamental annual.
A native of Europe it is popular, hardy subtropical ornamental plant.
Photographed in Pantnagar.



Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads- Centaurea cyanus from Delhi and Kashmir-GS24 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author. Centaurea cyanus L., Corn flower, blue bottle, bachelor’s button, the common annual ornamental in gardens, photographed from Delhi and Kashmir.
Attached are pictures of Centaurea cyanus captured at Almora, Uttarakhand in November 2012

Have posted this since ‘Centaurea’ was present in the list published at the beginning of the forthnight, but not sure whether this flower fits the description – ‘Discoid heads’
Could someone please clarify?

Very good photographs …



Asteraceae Fortnight Part-3 : Attachments (4). 1 post by 1 author. here are few snaps of Corn flowers.



SYMBIOSIS : 733 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).  Attaching an image of a bee on Corn flower.



Centaurea cyanus L. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 400 kb each. 

Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.

Habit : Cultivated



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