Centaurea pubescens

Centaurea pubescens

Centaurea pubescens, an endemic species from North Africa, is an herbaceous plant in the family of Asteraceae. The plant is covered with short hair and the flowers have spiny bracts. It is suitable for stony and rocky lands and requires a sunny position.


Common NameBranching Centaury
Botanical nameCentaurea pubescens
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourred / scarlet / purple,
brown, mixture
Height40 -> 50 cm
HabitatRocky and stony lands
Altitude1600 -> 3000 m
Bloom TimeApril, May, June, July
Plant TypeHerbs
Fruit TypeAchene
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Active substancesFlavonoïds, steroïds
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Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Clayey, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by division, Self sows
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Pests/ DiseasesOïdium

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