Centaurea cyanus


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Related to Centaurea cyanus: Coreopsis tinctoria, Saponaria vaccaria
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an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers

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The stunningly beautiful cornflower, Centaurea cyanus, so much used these days in wildflower mixes, can reduce inflammation in a variety of conditions - the flowers are the only part used and can help with conjunctivitis and mouth ulcers.
Species good for cutting are Cosmos of all forms, but try Cosmos 'Double Click' and 'Psyche White'; aster, bedding-dahlias, godetia, clarkia, sweet William, Brompton stocks, sunflowers, Rudbeckia hirta 'Kelveden Star', Rudbeckia hirta 'Green Eyes', Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun', Scabiosa 'Ebony & Ivor', Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' and Mayfield Giant', Sweet-smelling Resedia odorata, Crepis aurea, Gaillardia pulchella, Centaurea cyanus (cornflowers) and Larkspur.
Indole alkaloids from the seeds of Centaurea cyanus (Asteraceae).
Cell cultures of Centaurea cyanus produce malonated anthocyanin in UV light.