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Flowers:

March to May

Centaurium pulchellum (Gentianaceae)

Lesser Centaury

Annual to 20cm petals 5 (sometimes 4), bright pink. Flower size varies. Basal rosette of leaves often withering before flowering. Stony hillsides and moist places, sanddunes.

  

13.6.2002. Specimen in last stages of flowering. Note the withered stem.

28.3.2004

Argaka 15.4.06