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PlantFiles: June Centaury
Centaurium floribundum

Family: Gentianaceae (jen-shun-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Centaurium (sen-TAR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: floribundum (flor-ih-BUN-dum) (Info)

Synonym:Centaurium curvistamineum
Synonym:Centaurium muehlenbergii

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive htop On Jul 25, 2005, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

(Accepted name Centaurium muehlenbergii)

Also known as Serpentine Centaury and Muhlenberg's centaury, this is a native wildflower found in the United States in California, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington on fields, valley floors, riverbeds, floodplains, moist areas by streams, grasslands, open grassy slopes, rocky areas and exposed roadcuts. It blooms from May to August and has white or pink to light magenta blooms. I was unable to locate any more information about this plant as of now.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Salem, Oregon
San Antonio, Texas

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