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Common Centaury

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

A frequently encountered species on the chalk downs as well as the acid heaths.


 

 

Common Name Common Centaury
Scientific Name Centaurium erythraea
Species Group Gentian Family Gentianaceae
Status
Interest Level
1
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Gentian family - Gentianaceae
Status Frequent
Flower Colour Group Pink
Visible
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for Attractive little five-petaled flowers each on branches off of the main stem
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Gentian Family Gentianaceae