Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce image
Photographer: David G. Smith           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Gentianaceae
Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce
branching centaury, showy centaury
Centaurium: old name, variously applied by herbalist, from centum, hundred, and aurum gold or gold-piece, possibly alluding to priceless medicinal value; or German vernacular name Tsusendguldenkraut
pulchellum: beautiful
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - locally established
Plant: erect, annual, to 8" tall forb, often with many branches from the base
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/3" wide, broadly funnel-shaped, stalked; inflorescence rather dense, branched, separated clusters; blooms June-Sept.
Leaf:main leaves stalkless, opposite
Habitat: disturbed sites, fields, roadsides

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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