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KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusCentaureaFrom the Latin and a reference to the Centaur Chiron who was supposed to have discovered the medicinal uses of a plant in Greece that came to be called Centaury

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Centaurea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Centaurea (cornflower)

Cornflower (Centaurea) · 8/16/2009 · Joan & Jim’s, Mansfield, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 8 × 7" (19 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified

Centaurea (cornflower)

Cornflower (Centaurea) · 8/25/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm) Species not yet identified