Centaurea montana L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 911 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Europe. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Austria, Baltic States, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Northwest European R, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alaska, British Columbia, Finland, Great Britain, Idaho, Ireland, Jawa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland, Norway, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Québec, Sweden, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.

Kew Species Profiles

  • Curtis, S. (1790). Centaurea montana. Curtis’s Bot. Mag. 3: tab. 77.
  • Gerard, John (1597). The Second Booke of the Historie of Plants, (commonly called Gerard's Herbal): 251, as 'The great Blew-Bottle'. Studio editions reprint 1994, London.
  • Phillips, R. & Rix, M. (1991). Perennials, Volume 2. Pan Books.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. (2008) Seed Information Database (SID). Version 7.1.
  • Schauenberg, P. & Paris, F. (1977). Guide to Medicinal Plants. Lutterworth Press, Guildford & London.
  • Stace, C. (1997). New Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • The Plant List (2010). Centaurea montana.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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  • Kew Species Profiles

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