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Centaurea cyanus

Archive entry 21.07.19

18th July 20129

Cornflowers are an annual delight and from time to time I get the urge to indulge myself with a packet of seed. I always buy mixed colours although it is only the blue ones that I really like. I look on the others kindly: it makes me feel benign.
A native of Europe and probably introduced to the UK as a weed in grain crops, it has a long history here but is slowly being exterminated by agricultural intensification and efficiency.