Common Knapweed

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Common Knapweed

Centaurea nigra

Common Name: Common Knapweed

Latin Name: Centaurea nigra

Ultimate Height: 1 Meter

Flower Colour: Purple

Type: Perennial

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk, Acidic, Akaline, Neutral

Common Uses and History:

Common Knapweed is a tough but beautiful wildflower, much beloved by our pollinating friends.

Young people would often play a love divination game with Common Knapweed, pulling out the flowers to identify whether love was on it's way.

Flowering from June to September, Common Knapweed, will add a beautiful purple to your wildflower garden and help #bringthebeesback

 

 

 

 Image courtesy of oirenature.blogspot.co.uk

Image courtesy of oirenature.blogspot.co.uk