Sweet Sultan; 
Garden ornamental herb with pinnatipartite leaves, lower petiolate, uppermost sessile with serrulate margin; heads terminal on long peduncles; involucre bracts broadly ovate with scarious margin, inner narrower; corolla white or purple, outer much longer than inner, 10-20 cleft; achenes villous. 

Asteraceae Garden annual for id pls : 14 posts by 6 authors.

Asteraceae Herb for id

Date/Time-

21-2-06

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- 

KU Kurukshetra University Botanical Garden

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type

Garden

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb

Annual Herb

Height/Length- 

2-3 ft


Nice shot !! … an new type of aster to me I am eager to know the name as like you


i think its common name is sweet William


No … Sweet William doesn’t have such campanulate petals as seen in flower around the margins


This should be a garden cultivar of Centaurea, probably the “Imperial” series or “Florence” series. See this for example: 
http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/paseseeds/items/CENTAUREA___FLORENCE_SERIES___WHITE_SEED

Yes … you are correct it also looks same to me from like you provided


Thanks … i think we are near to idfied it


… was near the target. It is Sweet but not William, which is Dianthus barbatus. This one is Sweet Sultan, Centaurea moschata.


It is Sweet William.


Sweet Sultan, as already indicated
Sweet William is a member of Caryophyllaceae


Who is ” Sweet Sultan” ?


Who knows, may be for King


You are absolutely right. i was confused the sweet william is like the dianthus. Thanks for reminding me of sweet sultan …



Amberboa moschata from Delhi: Amberboa moschata (L.) DC., Prodr. 6:560. 1838 (“1837”) Syn: Centaurea moschata L.; Centaurea imperialis hort.; Oligochaeta moschata (L.) M. R. Almeida
Common name: Sweet Sultan
Garden ornamental herb with pinnatipartite leaves, lower petiolate, uppermost sessile with serrulate margin; heads terminal on long peduncles; involucre bracts broadly ovate with scarious margin, inner narrower; corolla white or purple, outer much longer than inner, 10-20 cleft; achenes villous.
Often cultivated in gardens, photographed from Delhi University Garden on March 2, 2012.


 

 

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This ornamental annual was shot from Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, I think this is “Sweet Sultan“, Centaurea moschata, I wish I should have shot a few more angles… please correct me if I am wrong in identifying..


Now known as Amberboa moschata.


 

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Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads- Amberboa moschata from Delhi-GS26 : Attachments (3).  1 post by 1 author.

Amberboa moschata (L.) DC., Prodr. 6:560. 1838 (“1837”)
Syn: Centaurea moschata L.; Centaurea imperialis hort.; Oligochaeta moschata (L.) M. R. Almeida
Common name: Sweet Sultan 
Garden ornamental herb with pinnatipartite leaves, lower petiolate, uppermost sessile with serrulate margin; heads terminal on long peduncles; involucre bracts broadly ovate with scarious margin, inner narrower; corolla white or purple, outer much longer than inner, 10-20 cleft; achenes villous.
Often cultivated in gardens, photographed from Delhi University Garden on March 2, 2012. 


 
  
 
 
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