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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
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Gentian family - Gentianaceae
Status Frequent
Flower Colour Group Pink
  • 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