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mani nair

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Aug 19, 2010, 9:33:28 AM8/19/10
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Dear Friends,
Sending a photo of the flower.
Kindly identify.

Date/Time:   June 2009   2.00 p.m
Location:  Pahalgam, Kashmir
Habitat: Cultivated in a garden
Plant Habit: herb
Fruits - Not seen


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Mani Nair
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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 19, 2010, 9:46:23 AM8/19/10
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Common garden plant, Centaurea cyanus.


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Farida Abraham

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Aug 19, 2010, 10:13:35 AM8/19/10
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common name cornflower/ comes in shades of blue, mauve and pink. FA
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nabha meghani

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Aug 19, 2010, 11:03:53 AM8/19/10
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It is cornflower Centaurea cyanus. It used to grow along with corn poppy Papaver rhoeas  in the grainfields before extensive use of herbicides was made. Even now, sometimes one sees these two flowers together along the roadside, also a popular motive in aquarelles.
The botanical name comes from the centaur (Centaurea) Chiron, is said to have healed with the cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) a wound at the foot of the hero Achilles
Attaching a foto of Flockenblume (Centaurea)  from my garden, taken in Juni 2010
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nalini
 
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tanay bose

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Aug 19, 2010, 5:39:33 PM8/19/10
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Centaurea cyanus indeed Gurcharan Ji upladed this plant from Kashmir 1 month ago !!
tanay

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mani nair

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Aug 20, 2010, 12:23:02 AM8/20/10
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Thanks Gurcharan ji, Fardia ji, Tanay ji for the flower ID and Nalini ji for the information on Centaurea cyanus.

Regards,

Mani.
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