Asker Nature Reserve

Greater knapweed

Centaurea scabiosa or Greater Knapweed is a perennial plant of the genus Centaurea. It is native to Europe and bears purple flower heads. Greater knapweed is found growing in dry grasslands, hedgerows and cliffs on lime-rich soil.

Photo: Common_knapweed_(Centaurea_nigra) photo by Kate Jewell

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