Plant of the Day - Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
Well done to indesperateneedofsomeadventures for getting this one, and thanks to loveorsan for the Swedish common name ‘rodklint’!
This species grows to 100cm in height.
Flowers are usually 2-4cm across, have a short stalk and are solitary. Florets are reddish purple.
This species is found in rough grassland, meadows, pastures, roadsides, sea cliffs and waste ground, and distributed throughout the British Isles and west and central Europe.
- Brown Knapweed (Centaurea jacea)
- Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)