Cornflower

Centaurea cyanus

Germany, Estonia, the Republic of Malta's national flower

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  • Flower name
    Cornflower
  • Scientific name
    Centaurea cyanus
  • Aliasセントーレア, 矢車菊, Centaurea, cornflower, bachelor's button, Yagurumagiku
  • Place of originSoutheastern Europe
  • Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June
  • Language of flowersTrust

What is Cornflower

Cornflower (scientific name: Centaurea cyanus) is a native southeast part of Europe and is a cold-resistant annual grass of the Afamily Asteraceae. From spring to rainy season, it makes flower bloom. Arrow is what is at the tip of the carp streamer rod (see picture). It is also called Centenarea from the scientific name. It is used for potted plants and cut flowers. Blue flower variety is the national flower of Germany, Estonia and Malta republic.
There are "delicate" "grace" "education" "trust" in the flower language of Cornflower. Delicate, graceful, stem fine and flower shape, education seems to have come from the fact that a mother (queen) let the children (the princes) train the life in the wheat field. As for "trust" it is imagined because its origin is unknown, but the original species of Cornflower is deep bluish purple, and since ancient times, the highest grade of jewelry is expressed as "cornflower blue". So it was thought whether flower color made image of "trust" from.

Common name: Cornflower, scientific name: Centaurea cyanus, aka: Yagurumagiku, cornflower, bachelor's button, Centaurea, Place of origin: Southeastern part of Europe, Environment: place of sunny, grass length: 30 to 100 cm, leaf order: alternate, leaf shape: oblong to linear or feathered rupture, leaf margin: all edges or with sawtooth , Flower shape: head flowers, corolla: tubular flowers, flowering period: April to June, flower diameter: 4 to 5 cm, flower color: bluish purple, white, peach, black, breeding method: seed.


  • Order
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Centaurea
  • Species
    C. cyanus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeHardy Annual grass
  • Flower colors Other Blue White Purple Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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