Greater Knapweed

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Description

Centaurea scabiosa

Hardy perennial wild flower of dry grasslands and cliff tops on alkaline soils. An absolute magnet for bees and butterflies, the reddish-purple flowers are a cross between other related cornflowers, and thistles. The roots and seeds are diaphoretic, diuretic, tonic and vulnerary. The plant once had a very high reputation as an ingredient of the Medieval “salve”, an ointment applied to heal wounds and treat skin infections.

Height to 90cm. Full sun. 9cm pot. Certified organic plant.

Photo: https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5438446