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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Could this be Centaurea jacea?

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towler
faicchio
Italy

December 13, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9357087

This plant found growing at a quota of 1100 m. on a grass verge along a dirt track in the Italian Appenines. The flower has passed it's prime which may make identification rather more difficult

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towler
faicchio
Italy

December 16, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9359715

Hoping that a member might be able to identify this species of Centaurea.
singhg45
Delhi
India

December 16, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9359963

Not Centaurea jacea in which leaf bases are not decurrent. Above plant has leaves longer, distinctly decurrent on stem, making stem almost winged. C. montana is closer, but leaves above are much more longer.
towler
faicchio
Italy

January 23, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9394429

To all members who have contributed to the identification of the Centaurea. It has been identified as Centaurea triumfettiby the Botanical Garden of Univ. Camerino. Best wishes to all
towler
faicchio
Italy

January 25, 2013
5:26 AM

Post #9396943

Dear Singh45, The Centaurea has been identified as Cyanus triumfetti or Centaurea triumfetti. Many thanks for your help.

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