- Flower nameCentratherum punctatum
- Scientific nameCentratherum punctatum
- Aliasルリアザミ, 瑠璃薊, リンゴアザミ, Brazilian bachelor's button
- Place of originCentral America (Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago), South America (Venezuela to northern Argentina), and the West Indies
- Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens, Park, Horticultural species, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonAugust, September, October
What is Centratherum punctatum
Centratherum punctatum, commonly caled as lark-daisy,Brazilian button flower,or Brazilian bachelor's button, (scientific name: Centratherum punctatum) is a perennial herb or subshrub in the family of Asteraceae, native to Central America (Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago), South America (Venezuela to northern Argentina), and the West Indies. The plant is 30-50 cm tall with erect stems. It produces single, purple, head-like flowers, similar to thistles or cornflowers, from late summer to mid-autumn from the stem tips, which are enclosed in large bracts.
It is also known as "lapis thistle" because of its lapis (purple) color and thistle-like flowers, "apple thistle" because of the apple fragrance of its leaves, and by the genus name Centratherum.
Common name: Centratherum punctatum, commonly caled as lark-daisy,Brazilian button flower,or Brazilian bachelor's button, scientific name: Centratherum punctatum, also known as lark thistle, apple thistle, Centratherum, Brazilian button flower, and Brazilian bachelor's button, Origin: Central and South America, West Indies, Life form: Perennial or subshrub, Plant height: 30-50 cm, Leaf color: green, Leaf shape: lanceolate to oblong Leaf shape: lanceolate to oblong, leaf margin: serrate, inflorescence: alternate, leaf length: 1.5-5.5 cm, leaf width: 0.5-3.5 cm, corolla shape: capitate, flower diameter: 3-4 cm, flower color: purple, flowering season: August to October, uses: garden planting, potted plant, park, flower bed, container, potpourri.